THE BIG QUESTIONS•What place do emotions have in life?•What is identity?•Rationality?•Mind and body?•Right and wrong?•How am I connected to others?•Why do we suffer?
QUESTION 8: WHAT IS THE GOOD LIFE? •Aristotle (Nicomachean Ethics, from 2500 years ago): •We can be afraid, or get angry, or feel pity, in general have pleasure and pain, both too much and too little, and in both ways not well; but (having these feelings) at the right times, about the right things, toward the right people, for the right end, and in the right way, is the intermediate and best condition, and proper to virtue. Virtue, then, is a mean.••In contemporary scientific terms, emotional balance, emodiversity
EMOTIONAL WISDOM•Emotions are your core passions•Emotions give rise to happiness•How we transform stress, anxiety key to well-being•Meaningful life (purpose, Eudaimonia) found in emotional wisdom and insight
WE NEED THEM ALL
EMOTION REVOLUTION•Shifts in criminal justice system•Restorative justice movement•Science of touch: Ashker versus Governor of California•New health care solutions•Fixing poverty•EQ in schools, workplaces•Decline of violence