It's not how smart you are, it's synchronicity.Submitted by dexterszyd on Sat, 06/01/2013 - 09:58
I've been watching a few blog meltdowns here on the Daily Paul (still the greatest website on the 3rd rock). I know many brothers and sisters are sitting on the sidelines watching an uprising of sorts among voluntary users of the blog feeds.
It's hit a point where a minority of people have made it uncomfortable for some to participate anymore because of a lack of decorum. It's even come down to a point where verbal (text) assults have been leveyed against the guy that made this whole thing possible. Anyone that disagrees with their opinions are labeled trolls and ganged up on.
It reminds me of an account in history that took place in 1534 in the German town of Münster. The Münster Rebellion was an attempt by radical Anabaptists to establish a communal sectarian government in the German city of Münster. The city became an Anabaptist center from 1534 to 1535, and fell under Anabaptist rule for 18 months. Its an unbelievable story that has a tragic ending and if you're interested in a detailed account download Dan Carlin's Hardcore History Podcast episode 48 Prophets of Doom.
With that story aside I recognize there are a lot of smart people here that place an enormous emphasis on their IQ (or self proclaimed IQ). Brow beating people to a point of sensless submision or division.
What have you accomplished? What are you motives? What is the expected outcome here?
What many lack is an emotional IQ better known as EQ.
What is it?
Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the ability to identify, use, understand, and manage emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges, and defuse conflict. Emotional intelligence impacts many different aspects of your daily life, such as the way you behave and the way you interact with others.
If you have high emotional intelligence you are able to recognize your own emotional state and the emotional states of others, and engage with people in a way that draws them to you. You can use this understanding of emotions to relate better to other people, form healthier relationships, achieve greater success here on the Daily Paul, and lead a more fulfilling life.
Emotional intelligence consists of four attributes:
Self-awareness – You recognize your own emotions and how they affect your thoughts and behavior, know your strengths and weaknesses, and have self-confidence.
Self-management – You’re able to control impulsive feelings and behaviors, manage your emotions in healthy ways, take initiative, follow through on commitments, and adapt to changing circumstances.
Social awareness – You can understand the emotions, needs, and concerns of other people, pick up on emotional cues, feel comfortable socially, and recognize the power dynamics in a group or organization.
Relationship management – You know how to develop and maintain good relationships, communicate clearly, inspire and influence others, work well in a team, and manage conflict.
I suggest we all step back and consider this as we move to syncronize ourselves here going forward.
I really hope people can take this to heart and not come back in a cynical fasion. Its important we respect this site for what it is. If it's not what you feel it should be then be mature enough to part amicibly and seek what you are looking for elsewhere. There is no reason to reform what already is established here and you have nothing to gain unless its your intent to take it down. Thats why we have moderators and I appreciate what they do.