Unpaid Female Labour Doesn’t Stop At Household Chores – It’s Time We Talked About Educational Labour
Women are widely recognised and accepted as being more ‘emotionally intelligent’ than men. But it's becoming increasingly clear there is no genetic reason to back this up.
Children who master emotional intelligence skills enjoy more fulfilling relationships, and parents can help them achieve that mastery practically.
Imagine how society initially reacted to the introduction of the motor car, or the TV set. These things are now fully, and warmly, embraced like a family member and regarded as the social norm.....but what about the impact of technology on human emotions?
Showing up as a better version of yourself is a journey of progress not perfection. There will be times when your default appears despite your best intentions, but over time you can more effectively rewrite the script and show up as a better version of yourself. I choose to be Unfazed Paul, who is it you'd rather be?
As a teenager I suffered terribly with anorexia and was sectioned into an adult psychiatric unit to keep me alive. By the time I was 20 years old I was ready to be integrated into society via a rehab unit as I had lost all my social skills.
I listened to the crying every night but one night I heard the father opposite sobbing. His child was getting worse. Doctors and nurses rushed in, discussing next steps. At that moment, a flash of insight hit me: this pain is universal. It's not personal, it's not mine alone. That's just the way things are.
Unlike your IQ, your EQ is highly malleable.
At a certain stage in their lives, our young-adult children leave an institution of higher education (be in high school, college or university) with a piece of paper that declares them literate and numerate, and thus ready for the world of work.
'Don't settle for anything less than the man who doesn't exist because you've built him up in your head so much that no actual human man could ever hope to compare with the imaginary Adonis you are hoping to finally meet...'