Saturday, April 16, 2011


When people have trouble communicating, mediation works and I have always been interested in conflict resolution. Though the IQ (Intelligence Quotient) has been used to mark people's aptitude and fitness for moving forward in life, I have found that what has been tagged as EQ the "emotional quotient" is at least as important. In Public Administration classes, one of the books we read was Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman. I recognized the name because I read "Psychology Today" in Braille, and he was a frequent contributor. Today, I was watching old television shows such as "The Patty Duke Show" and "Leave it to Beaver" and how interesting that decades later one can remember some of the actors like Jerry Matthers. How sad it is for many young actors, who are forced to grow old before their time. Just some random thoughts. Nothing is more important than our seeking ways to work together and communicate. To be happy and rewarded, we need to be utilizing our skills to serve people. Caring about people and their welfare and all our welfare is so important, and helping people with a hand up is important. We don't want a hand-out, but a way to contribute and be part of the flow of society and not be part of a parched land, but to be in the mainstream. I know so many smart blind people who are on fixed incomes, and yet they have skills, if they were used, would contribute so much to the tax base and to their overall well-being. Koraling Lynne

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