Liberal Arts and Emotional Intelligence leads towards a bright Future

Liberal Arts and Emotional Intelligence leads towards a bright Future

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Professor Joseph LeDoux at New York University and Richard Brown, professor at the City University of New York, conclude in the latest issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that: “Emotions are not innately programmed into our brains, but, in fact, are cognitive states resulting from the gathering of information.” In other words, emotions are a response to what our brain receives and collects and not some form of intrinsic makeup, that has been suggested earlier. Since emotional intelligence is considered an inevitable asset in the digital age, this is great news, though you can control the floods of information you take in, e.g when choosing in formal and informal learning.

The investor and serial entrepreneur, Mark Cuban, gives the following perspective in an interview with Bloomberg: “I personally think there’s going to be a greater demand in 10 years for liberal arts majors than there were for programming majors and maybe even engineering, because when the data is all being spit out for you, options are being spit out for you, you need a different perspective in order to have a different view of the data. And so having someone who is more of a freer thinker.”

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