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The Other Kind of Smart by Harvey DEUTSCHENDORF

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CHAPTER 20

Assessing Your EI

Getting Real About Your Life

“Attack life, it's going to kill you anyway.”

—STEVEN COALLIER

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There are situations in our lives in which we come face-to-face with the reality of our lives. These are instances where we truly see our lives for what they are, honestly seeing all the joys and sorrows, victories and failures, celebrations and tragedies. Many years ago as a social worker freshly graduated from university, I was assigned to work in a palliative care unit in a hospital. I remember being terrified when I first was asked to speak to Charles, a man who was dying of cancer. I had no idea of what I could say to ...

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