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June 16, 2017

Essay on Bhagavad Gita

“I would believe only in a God that knows how to dance.”― Friedrich Nietzsche

Almost every kid growing up in India is made familiar with the baffling and bewildering central message of the book – “you should work without attachment to the fruits of your labour”. It doesn’t resonate much, particularly since the kids in India are subjected to the tyranny of comparative grading, quarterly exams and competitive examinations quite early in life. They are incentivised by their parents who tell their kids that if they want a cushy job that gives money and respect in the society, they better crack their exams. More clever parents also use operant conditioning by rewarding their kids with bikes, fancy dinners and vacations when they climb higher on the relative grading curve. The message from Gita is ignored as young men and women venture into the world to grab their share of the pie.

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March 11, 2014

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves

EQMost Philosophers are half dead

– Plato

Emotional intelligence (abbreviated as EQ) has become a cliché in the popular culture.  Part of the reason why the cliché has become so popular is that it gives people hope. Even if you have a low IQ, you can be very successful still, by working in your EQ. Further hope is handed over by pointing that EQ is very learn able. However the curious thing is why people with high IQ, often have low EQ.

For the sake of argument, lets say that there are two kinds of people in this world. Those who operate on intellectual and intuitive level and those who operate on an emotional and sense level. People who are operate on an emotional and sense level are not aware of their own emotions. Since they are not aware of their own emotions, they will not be very good at managing the emotions of others. For them the path of cultivating emotional intelligence starts with developing self awareness.

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