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-Daniel Goleman, writer of Emotional Intelligence
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Allowing the stress response to take over chronically can have disastrous effects, from heart disease, high blood pressure, lowered immune function, and the death of brain cells to the growth of stomach ulcers and other gastroin testinal issues. Uncontrolled response to stress depresses energy levels and alters eating patterns, which can lead to eating dis orders. More disturbing still are the findings of one study that showed that ongoing stress shrinks the executive function areas of our brains and stimulates the habit-forming parts that keep us repeating actions in a negative pattern.
Animals sur vive in the wild by reacting to the stress response and attacking a predator, running away, or hiding. While most of us are now living in relatively safe environ [Stress] handicaps our abilities for learning, for holding information in working memory, for reacting ﬂexibly and creatively, for focus ing attention at will, and for plan ning and organizing effectively. —Daniel Goleman, PhD 32 10 Mindful Minutes ments without predators, the stress response can turn on auto matically no matter what the perceived danger.
When she told me this story, I fully appreciated the stress levels of our children and how pressured they are to succeed. No one was looking at the bigger picture of why normally well-behaved students would risk expulsion to break the rules and cheat. Maybe it’s because of parental ex pectations, maybe it’s because of the school’s expectations. Or perhaps it’s because these students felt their own need to appear as smart as some of their friends. Emotional literacy is just as important as academic literacy, if not more so.