The Power of Reason
This 'The Thinker' statue by Rodin is a good introduction to the human brain or mind which is also seen in a video at the end of 'The Power of Interaction' journal.
The Power of Reason helped me achieve the following:
I call it today as 'Objective Reasoning', a path of Academia I was well prepared for as one born in the 50s. I just had to memorize all that was taught to me, according to a set of published curriculum, to be able to answer questions posed to me in the official examinations.
I basically fulfilled what my Father desired from education as he himself, coming from a poor financial background, climbed his way up through Academia with scholarships to study in the United Kingdom and later to Holland for an advance course in photogrammetric engineering. Being born in 1921 in the era of British Malaya, he became the father 5 boys who knew how to guide them through the education system he was well versed in.
They had opportunities to go overseas for their tertiary education following the British system of education, with the oldest son to the UK, second to New Zealand, third in our local University Malaya who later went to the UK too for a specialist program, fourth to the UK and I the youngest to Australia. The British were the last of the Western superpower country who dominated the world to spread the use of English language especially in Asia together with it's reasoning abilities. Before them were the Dutch and earliest were the Portuguese where both parties landed in the Malayan peninsula creating a thriving international port in Melaka that was recorded to speak over 84 languages.
With the spread of advanced technology attributed to the increased Power of Reason world wide, new world powers arose such as Germany in Western Europe, Japan in East Asia and the United States of America in a new continent of America somehow previously hidden from the western world!
It was the USA that introduced to me what I call 'Subjective Reasoning' which allowed me to widen my horizon into the world of information technology and constant change!
Power of Emotional Intelligence
This opened up a whole new area of interest and intelligence to me. It changed my whole life to give up what I was professionally trained for explained in detail here.
When I started to embark into the online world, I felt comfortable to name myself "Dad the KL City Kid" born in the Best Era Ever described by an unknown author as follows:
Born in the '50s;
Grew up in the '60s;
Educated in the '70s;
Ventured out in the '80s;
Messed around in the '90s;
Stabilized a bit in the 2000s;
Got a bit wiser in the 2010s;
Made it to the 2020s..
We have lived in .....
EIGHT different decades,
TWO different centuries,
TWO different millennia ..
Have been through...
📽️ -> 📺📲;
📻+🎙️+📀 -> YouTube,
to Wireless Streaming.
Handwritten letters 💌
to email 💻 and WhatsApp📱
we missed the Spanish Flu 🤧
but are on time for Covid-19 😷
Started with bell bottoms 🕺, went through "drainpipes"🏃🏼♀️
and then settled in between.
Walked🚶🏽♂️, cycled 🚴🏻♂️,
rode 🏍️, drove 🚗,
went on train 🚆, on sea 🛳️, went underground 🚇,
hung in the air 🚠, surfed 🏄🏻♀️, flew ✈️ & now await the
Elon Musk SpaceX 🚀to Mars
What a life it's been 🥰😇🤭
Yes, we truly went through many more...
🎢 🛶 ⛵ 🚁 🛰️
Originally we are termed as "Baby Boomers"
.. a "cross-over generation"
of people whose birth years
were in the 50s ....
But can be termed as "Xennials"
... and had an ⏰ 🔠 analog childhood,
a 📀🖱️🖥️ digital adulthood, and now a 'SeenAll ager👨🏻🦯'
Literally, our generation has lived through, witnessed so much and more in every dimension of life...
This is our generation that
has given a new paradigm
to the word "CHANGE"
We thank God🙏🙏 for this wonderful, meaningful, amazing rollercoaster life ...
Best wishes, my dear friends, members of an era that was, that is, that will be ..
~ none such as ours
Let us continue to live
our lives to the fullest,
one day at a time!
I shared the above as it is a light hearted, not necessarily a completely accurate view of life during my life time. The description, "Ventured out in the '80s" is something that resonates with me as I had turned as an adult of 21 by then and like to share the following :
Daniel Goleman published the above book in 1988 which was when I bought a copy. I have always been investing in books in subjects that are new to me to broaden my knowledge. He basically highlighted in this book the importance of Emotional Intelligence to explain why it can matter more than IQ.
In the 80s, I truly ventured out to start my own family with first marrying my good wife from Singapore in 1982, to soon have 2 daughters by 1986 and 4 more sons by 1997! I also had really "Messed around in the '90s" with computers as a pioneer in Malaysia to receive press recognition for my success in this field. I like to mention that in the era of 'Made it to the 2020s..' I completed my own personal research on the challenging topic of 'Human Consciousness' to share my knowledge, experience and views about 'The Power of Reason.'
By this time in my life, in the era of the 'COVID-19' pandemic, I had somehow mastered the science/art of reasoning of both Objective & Subjective nature shared in Daniel Goleman's book. I can indeed contribute something to the world to better understand Consciousness which has become such a curiosity to the latest generation of the world today at my time of writing. Scientists today can only create a subjective online program entitled, "Closer to Truth" while the Laws of the Land has a broader meaning of "The Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth"
I guess I took on the challenge to break the 'Enigma Code' of our crazy but advancing modern world in the area of our Consciousness or Awareness. I like to highlight the subjective part of "Emotional Intelligence" as I believe it was an important part that helped me become a more OPT Optimal Performance & Thinking person. This could be analyzed from the life time journals I maintained that helped me in introspection.
Added to that are journals from my recent years of online focused research of everything related to Human Consciousness. This was very broad covering the world of quantum physics, the views of many bright philosophers past and present, developments in human brain studies including consciousness research by neuroscientists of our modern world. It would also cover non-scientific areas like mystical experiences, religions and what may be regarded as super-natural like UFOs, Mediums and strange phenomenon shared by sound-minded individuals.
My reading of the book by Daniel Goleman in the late 80s was timely. By that time I would be a father of two oldest girls followed by two younger boys with roughly 5 years apart between the pairs. I had learned so much from interacting with the girls and the boys too when they came. My own emotional intelligence jumped even a few notches higher! We had 2 more boys born in the mid 90s to give us an even a higher EQ profile! This timed video will give the reader an idea of how the children were raised by two parents well endowed with EQ in my opinion. This may be only realized today due to my decision to get into deep research on the topic of Human Consciousness!
As we grew older, the world became more Political and I learned more about it's nature. I wasn't interested in Politics but I could easily reason out that the corruption of politicians ruling the country would not be good for it's citizens! I can say I was using my "Head and Heart" or my "Thoughts and Feelings" to come to such a conclusion. I had created this video below to show what was the reality in the streets of Kuala Lumpur:
Coincidentally, my writings and the above video was shared before I came to Penang over 2 weeks ago at this time of writing. My Emotional Intelligence connected to my self named acquired OPT Optimal Performance & Thinking attribute or character caused me to come to this island again after a long lock-down period due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This short period of time truly helped me increase my Emotional Intelligence to a few notches higher if that is ever possible. This is the EQ part of what I had from the beginning of my research on Human Consciousness identified with IQ and SQ or the Body Mind Spirit of Man. The relationship of EQ and IQ in this 'Power of Reason' journal was clarified due to a number of factors which will be elaborated as I continue writing amidst all the 'Interaction' activities I was active in on this Penang island trip.
To be continued or edited...