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Emotional Intelligence and the Bible

Today I learned of an interesting quote from the bible. Depending on the translation and which version of the bible, It says something like "the more wisdom or knowledge you have, the more grief or sorrow you have." Ecclesiastes 1:18 Here are some translations

Because in much wisdom there is much grief, and increasing knowledge results in increasing pain.

The greater my wisdom, the greater my grief. To increase knowledge only increases sorrow.

For with much wisdom comes much sorrow; the more knowledge, the more grief.

This seems to contradict what most writers and consultants say about emotional intelligence. They seem to believe that if you are emotionally intelligent you are able to stay happy and in a positive mood more often because you are able to manage your emotions.

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