Emotional Intelligence requires feeling, not intellect. It’s the manipulation of emotion that’s done using awareness.
As Peter Drucker indicates, happiness, like money, comes when the system is working. You don’t aim for the money and you don’t aim for happiness, you aim to make the system work.
Your mind is a collective but you don’t see it as a collective. You can’t see the parts because the parts are doing the seeing. We are fascinated to look at ourselves because it helps us imagine what we are.
The creative process is something unto itself and, like love or excitement, it does not aim for resolution... Real creation is, at some level, self-creation and the tragedy of an idea’s failure is a personal one.