Do you ever wonder what your “Emotional Intelligence” is? Some scientists believe your “E.Q.” is more important to your success in life than your “I.Q.”.
Take the TEST here:
RESOURCES ON DIFFERENT CATEGORIES OF EMOTIONS:
Dan Gilbert on TED: “Why are we Happy? Why Aren’t We Happy?”
BIG THINK ARTICLE: How Too Much Happiness Makes You Unhappy
Washington Post ARTICLE: Too Much Happiness Makes You Unhappy
7 Must-Read Books in Happiness (Plus more TED talks!)
Michael Norton on TED: “How to Buy Happiness”
Conversations about this talk at http://www.ted.com/conversations/search?type=keyword&term=Michael+Norton%3A+How+to+buy+happiness&submit=Go
TED ED LESSON (includes TED talk with quiz and other Thinking Questions)- Nancy Etcoff on the Surprising Science of Happiness: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/nancy-etcoff-on-the-surprising-science-of-happiness
or the OXFORD Happiness Survey HERE
or for more fun, use your iPhone for this: http://www.trackyourhappiness.org/
ARTICLE: Is there a Mathematics to Happiness?
GALLERY: The World’s 15 Happiest Countries
ARTICLE: Why would the government want to know if we are happy? Why did our founding fathers consider “pursuit of happiness” so important?
REGRET and SADNESS
50 People 1 Question: What is Your Biggest Regret? (we might replicate this in class)
ARTICLE: Does regret make you more humane?
ARTICLE: Quick Decisions Create Regret
Here is the exquisite, legendary Edith Piaf sing “No, I regret Nothing” (with English subs)
ARTICLE: Why is regret a “moral” emotion?
TED TALK with Kathryn Schulz: Don’t Regret Regret (yes, it starts out with Johnny Depp’s shoulder tattoo!)
ARTICLE: TOP 5 Regrets of the DYING
SADNESS and DESPAIR
ARTICLE: What is “broken heart syndrome”?
then watch this short video:
ARTICLE: The Grief and Infection Connection
ARTICLE: What’s the Value of Sadness (Happiness- Enough Already!)
IDEA CHANNEL asks “Is SAD Music Inherently SAD?”
“Sadness is a Blessing” by Lykke Li (“Sadness is my boyfriend…”)
We are not the only creatures to experience Grief- check out these elephants…
W.H. Auden’s lovely poem: “Funeral Blues”, as seen in the film “Four Weddings and a Funeral”
And another stunning piece of poetry by Lord Byron
When we two parted
In silence and tears,
To sever for years,
Pale grew thy cheek and cold,
Colder thy kiss;
Truly that hour foretold
Sorrow to this.
The dew of the morning
Sunk chill on my brow—
It felt like the warning
Of what I feel now.
Thy vows are all broken,
And light is thy fame;
I hear thy name spoken,
And share in its shame.
They name thee before me,
A knell to mine ear;
A shrudder comes o’er me—
Why wert thou so dear?
They know not I knew thee,
Who knew thee so well—
Long, long I shall rue thee,
Too deeply to tell.
In secret we met—
In silence I grieve,
That thy heart could forget,
Thy spirit deceive
If I should meet thee
After long years,
How should I greet thee?—
With silence and tears.
– Lord Byron