Friday, December 4, 2020

Will emotional literacy be a “thing” like numeracy and literacy in the near future?

In counseling, one of my favorite thing to share is the light hearted idea and concept around SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timely) goal orientated folks, and DUMB (Dreamy, Unrealistic, Motivating, Big) goal orientated folks.

Of course, “dumb” is not dumb at all. It’s very important for innovation and outside the box thinking. It’s big and dreamy thinking. However, if it’s not assisted by the SMART, more realistic folks, there may be a list of endless unfinished projects.

I am in the “dumb” dreamy camp.

One of my “dumb” goals is to improve emotional literacy for people and the society at large, to improve our mental health. I believe that emotional literacy will become a “thing” in the future, similar to numeracy and literacy in the last 100 years.


-Simply, because we will have to.


-I don’t know of course, but hopefully within the next 100 years.

Who best to deliver and facilitate this process?

-Your caring Family Doctors perhaps.

Is that too “dumb”?

Reference:  DUMB goals by Brendan Burchard

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