Hello, Benjamin from Brother’s Campfire here!
Two days ago, I completed reading the Bible through for 2021 and looking forward to reading it again soon. The Bible is the guidebook for life and keeps me anchored when the storms of life rage.
I read other books as well, but they are measured against what has been learned from the scriptures.
Yesterday, I used all the book learning and studying from the last couple of months and taught an emotional intelligence class.
It was exhausting for reasons other than the curriculum that I may or may not describe down the road. There are many aspects of a classroom setting and it is not my intention to embarrass anyone right now.
With several included tests, I discovered I am a little more sociable than I thought, so that was cool. Tying a pork chop around my neck so the dog is willing to play with me is still a necessary part of my week, so there is a little work to be done.
There is a lot of talk of Intelligence Quotient and Emotional Quotient in business meetings, classes, and all the feel good motivational books in one form or another.
Math has never been my strength, but I am aware that 0 is undefinable. 4/0, 3/0, 2/0 and 1/0 equal zero in some classrooms, but it simply is not true; 4,3,2, and 1 are not equal. For the math experts at the Campfire, I am willing to stand corrected. My point is, IQ is based on pattern recognition to some extent and we cannot define 0 adequately. It is neither positive or negative and both positive and negative, infinite.
EQ is a typically broken down into
- Social skills
I have searched and searched, and I cannot find contained in EQ a yardstick or definition of right and wrong, but rather social tools to enhance your standing with others for success. There is no limit to how far you can travel in emotional intelligence, much like 0, which is undefined.
Something is missing that I call SQ or Spiritual Quotient.
I guarantee there is more to the measure of a man than IQ and EQ.
In a world of almost infinite possible combinations of numbers, patterns, emotional connections, manipulation and influence, there are so many things that can go wrong with imbalance. Some folks are walking encyclopedias and others wear thier heart on a sleeve.
Wherever someone is in these areas, an anchor point of values, morals, and ethics is necessary; something bigger than yourself.
With a guidebook for life, these qualities can be clearly defined, providing clear focus on the utilization of IQ/EQ.
But silly me. I forgot there was Google.
Mid writing, I discovered this has already been explored before. I guess I should have researched first. There are all kinds of studys and tests on this sort of thing. It is just not considered in my line of work.
Oh well. Nothing new today!