Tuesday, August 25, 2009

i-TFTD #214

i-TFTD #214

#214-1. The Internet connects people not computers.
-Slogan of the 1997 technology awareness and promotion campaign launched by the Estonia Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2. One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person.
-William Feather

3. If your emotional abilities aren't in hand, if you don't have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can't have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.
-Daniel Goleman

With so much talk today of Web 2.0 and social networking, I find it interesting that many Internet gurus predicted this accurately in the mid-90's.

The intent behind the second quote is not the same as the age-old proverb, "Ignorance is bliss." A thinking mind is likely to often experience dissatisfaction with things as they are and aspire for improvement. The progress of civilization is based on this.

The third is a crisp summary of emotional intelligence from the originator of EQ. To understand and apply EQ requires a fair amount of IQ, I believe.

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