‘Emotion is so crucial to effective thought, both in making wise decisions and in simply allowing us to think clearly’ and ‘that is why when we are emotionally upset and we say we just can’t think straight’- and why continual emotional distress can create deficits in child’s intellectual abilities, crippling the capacity to learn’.

Daniel Goleman, 1995. Emotional Intelligence. New York:  Bantam  Books. Page 30


The key is not to prioritise what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.

Stephen Covey

This quote is good to hold on whenever we have a lot of things to do simultaneously.  Most academicians now live by the day and it is crucai for them to practise multitasking.  To keep on living, we get things done based on priorities and our priorities are based on deadlines.



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Managing emotions

Neuropsychologists studying moods in patients with injuries to parts of the frontal lobes have determined that one of the tasks of the left frontal lobe is to act as a neural thermostat, regulating unpleasant emotions. The right prefrontal lobes are a seat of negative feelings like fear and aggression, while the left lobes keep those raw emotions in check, probably by inhibiting the right lobe.

Daniel Goleman. 1995.  Emotional Intelligence. New York: Bantam Books. Page 29.

Emotional Intelligence

I am intrigued with emotional intelligence and want to know more about its connection to human success.  There is no doubt that we can produce intelligent people, or people with high IQ, with the current education system, but sad to say we have seen many people with high IQ have low EQ.  The high IQ people are sometimes not as productive as we expected them to be. The main problems with them are related to human interaction. No matter how intelligent they are, the thing is they cannot be productive in isolation. Therefore the subject emotional intelligence attracts my attention and I would like to know how EQ can be embedded in our education system.  I have started reading on EQ and  guess what, I have to struggle with all neurosciences jargons like neocortex, limbic and amygdala. Piuuuuh never expected it is going to be this complex. Anyway, good luck to me and hope this will be a new interesting journey for me.

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For better or for worse, intelligence can come to nothing when the emotions hold sway

Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence


Anyone can become angry – that is easy.  But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not easy.



From the perspective of a parent making a desperate decision in a moment of crisis, it is about nothing other than love

Daniel Goleman, Author of Emotional Intelligence

There is no valuable love than your parents’ love.  Cherish your parents while you can.


Meninggalkan khazanah untuk dibaca adalah harta

– A Samad Said, 14 Disember 2019.



Falling down is an accident,

Staying down is a choice