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The other day I was thinking about
emotional literacy and how even most university students
are emotionally illiterate. I googled "are
emotionally illiterate" and found an interesting
website. I don't have time to go into many details now,
so I will just give you a couple of links and show you
this email I wrote to Emina who is the brains and heart
behind the site I found.
|hi once more!
i have had a few hours sleep now and i am
thinking about something you wrote, actually a
couple of things.
one is about trying to control something you
don't understand. this is
a hugely important insight. i plan to write
something about it and
give you credit and a link to your site.
do you have anything promoting your book yet? i
couldnt find anything
on the net about it when i searched for it by
title and by your name.
this is what i got:
Your search - "emotions
simplified" emina - did not match any
anyhow, i also was very drawn to what you said
about learning english...
It all started when I
learned the English expression "to push
Why do other people
know how to push our emotional buttons when
we ourselves don't even know what they are?
And if other people can push our buttons,
shouldn't we be able to push them too?
This curiosity about
emotional buttons focused my attention on
same curiosity started my journey....
I will probably write a
book review for you and use this quote. In
fact, could you send me some more text or the
book itself when it
comes out for a full review? So far it looks very
good. I am very
curious now and I not only want to work with you,
but I want to help
you promote the book. I have this very odd
characteristic or need.. I
like helping people!
Ok, I just wanted to mention these things to
you.... and say that one of
my big complaints about Goleman
and others is they focus way too much
on controlling emotions. It is much more
important to focus on
understanding them. I have written:
"what if we had
understanders instead of judges" (link)
I think you will
"understand this" without needing an
but to me, this idea can change all of modern
society has been about control for so long. maybe
we are really on the
edge of something huge.
Here is the website,
and by the way, the book is mentioned on the site but has
evidently been renamed to "Emotions
Simplified". It is due to be on Amazon in 6 weeks or
so. This might look like the site of just another
consultant or coach, but to me, it "resonates"
on a different level, at least so far. I will keep you
updated as things progress and I find out more.
January 31, 2008
Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
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