Societies can be sunk by the weight of buried ugliness.
While there I began to study the Asian religions as theories of mind.
Well, any effort to maximize your potential and ability is a good thing.
People tend to become more emotionally intelligent as they age and mature.
The emotional brain responds to an event more quickly than the thinking brain.
However, I began meditating at about that time and have continued on and off over the years.
If you are doing mindfulness meditation, you are doing it with your ability to attend to the moment.
Mindful meditation has been discovered to foster the ability to inhibit those very quick emotional impulses.
The book is a dialogue between The Dalai Lama and a group of scientists about how we can better handle our destructive emotions and how to overcome them.
When I say manage emotions, I only mean the really distressing, incapacitating emotions. Feeling emotions is what makes life rich. You need your passions.