I have gone through a philosophical journey of self discovery and exploration here on Gonzo Times. I started the site a capitalist libertarian party libertarian. I evolved from there to a rothbardian anarcho capitalist and then on to rejecting capitalism in favor of socialism and anarchism. Much of this journey I was reading and operating in a realm of economics and logic. Through the journey I picked up other issues I stood for such as the liberation of the LGBT community, feminism and the plight of the migrant. In the realm of feminism I was exposed to types of intelligence that may not necessarily fit nicely with those of economics and all so called logic. Emotional intelligence I have learned is a valid form of intelligence that I am sadly lacking in.
I hope that I can delve further in my emotional intelligence, nurture it, feed it and grow more attached to it. I have seen that often men are socialized to reject emotional intelligence. I believe this is an element of gender dominance and often feeds into the mindset that perpetuates forms of hierarchy within society. Emotional responses and reactions or understandings can be seen as less than or just naive. I now see that the rejection of emotional intelligence is done out a lack of intelligence. What is an emotional anarchist? I want to understand anarchism through the lens of emotional intelligence and begin to embrace it through a new perspective with a new knowledge.
I am now asking myself what Emotional Anarchism is and what it looks like. I am now wanting to see anarchism with a new set of eyes to examine it and pick it apart through new forms of intelligence. Howard Gardner proposed the theory of nine types of intelligence:
- 1 The multiple intelligences
Can we look for anarchism in each of these types of intelligence? How can someone who is stronger in one specific area here begin to frame and understand anarchism? I would love to hear from some who are stronger in specific areas of intelligence and how that intelligence may impact anarchism for them. How can we frame anarchism within emotional intelligence as well as the nine types of intelligence? Are there still many new approaches to take to reach our conclusions?