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Fox's Life Coach Says, "Get Over It"

Reported by Ellen - January 31, 2009 -

Guest blogged by Dan

Fox Business publishes Nancy Colasurdo under the title "Life Coach". Last Wednesday, Ms. Colasurdo published this piece. It would be nice if FOX News editors, producers and pundits read it, too.

FBN's life coach says:

"I recently took a semi-serious stab at measuring my emotional intelligence by taking a quiz on iVillage.com. It consisted of 10 multiple-choice questions and, drum roll please, I scored 100%.

I mention this not to brag (well, maybe a little), but because I think it’s tied in to a part of President Barack Obama’s inaugural address that was a very specific, nonpartisan, personal call to action: “We remain a young nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things.”

"...Oh, if only more people would live that. As a life coach who has had to go down this road with clients, as an intrigued observer of our finger-pointing culture, and as a human being who would not have scored even 50% on that iVillage.com quiz 10 years ago, I say “Amen. Let’s grow up.”'

Bill? Sean? Greta? Glen?

Colasurdo continues:
"Whether we are talking about vitriol around politics, reactions to losing money, jobs and homes in this market, or rising tensions in the local high school basketball league, the mature approach does not follow the formula that essentially boils down to, 'I wasn’t the only one who cheated on the test, Mom. Joey did, too.'

According to the summary at the end of the quiz on iVillage.com, 'Emotional Intelligence is about having empathy for others. It is about standing up for what you believe in a tactful and respectful way. It is about not jumping to conclusions, but getting the whole picture before you react. The key to emotional intelligence is an understanding of your emotions and the emotions of others, and acting in the most appropriate way based on that understanding.'"


Colasurdo concludes,

"I’m not a big proponent of the 'everybody gets a trophy' philosophy, but somewhere between that and getting beat 100-0, there seems to be a happy medium. Adults are supposed to be in charge. They’re supposed to set an example. They’re supposed to grow up. Don’t we owe that to the next generation?

I so wish Americans would heed President Obama’s call to set our childishness aside. And if you don’t happen to like our new president, rise above and do it for yourself and the people around you. Show them and yourself what grown-up can look like."

So will the Fox Pundits read this?