When it comes to life success, what’s more important: book smarts or street smarts? Cognitive intelligence (IQ) versus emotional intelligence (EQ) is a topic debated by many.
Some believe the most successful people are the brainiacs of the world, while others say the emotionally savvy have the upper hand.
When we were young, our parents instilled in us the importance of doing well in school and getting good grades. Excelling in academics means more career opportunities which means more money. And while money can’t buy happiness, it certainly makes your life easier.
However, there are many things you can’t learn from a textbook such as how to make friends, how to fall in love and heal a broken heart, and how to cope with disappointment and failure. All of these play a vital role in our long-term success and happiness.
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