Unfortunately, the study of Emotional Quotient has been largely ignored in educational institutions in favor of academic abilities. Also, unfortunately, society itself has failed to teach essential strategies for handling anger, resolving conflicts positively, maintaining impulse control, exhibiting empathy, and other key skills of EQ. You were very fortunate if your parents possessed and role-modeled high levels of EQ. That doesn’t mean you chose to develop the skills but at least you were exposed to them and had the chance to experience how the skills worked. Many children don’t have that opportunity because their parents and care providers and teachers didn’t develop EQ skills—for whatever reason. You can only teach what you know. More tomorrow.