7 Reasons Why Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel Desperately Needs an Infusion of Emotional Intelligence

October 22, 2014 6:24 PM

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Ezekiel J. Emanuel, in his Sept. 17 Atlantic Monthly article, "Why I Hope to Die at 75," underscored his belief that age 75 is a dandy time to draw your last breath. With this in mind, Emanuel states emphatically that when he reaches this age he plans to stop all medical tests and treatments that could improve and enhance his advancing years. My clients, from college age to well beyond, don't think too much of Dr. Emanuel's definitions of a relevant life. My friends and I don't either.

In his thesis, Ezekiel Emanuel unintentionally does much more than convince us to do our best to call it quits at age 75. He offers the best example possible of the importance of "emotional intelligence" and that those with a high IQ can be exceedingly shortsighted, insensitive, as well as cruel (al...

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