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Young people with well-developed emotional skills are aware of and understand their feelings and emotions Peoples social skills are those required when associating with a group People with healthy emotional and social skills are more likely to have a positive self-image be self assured and independent They are able to share in social situations as well as win and lose graciously They are able to think problem solve and make decisions with confidence Three important skills in social and emotional learning are self-regulation of emotions self-awareness and self-monitoring and performance Self-regulation of emotions is the ability to manage ones feelings and coping with them Self-awareness is the ability to recognize and understanding ones emotions Self-monitoring and performance is the ability set goals and complete tasks I find these abilities to be very crucial even necessary for success later in life In the book The Catcher In The Rye by JD Salinger Holden demonstrated that he lacks important social and emotional skills needed for success In the novel The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingslover Taylor shows many social and emotional traits needed to succeed and to be independent In the movie The Dead Poets Society directed by Peter Weir Neil shows to have great social skills that enhance developing and maintaining relationships with his close friends However Neil lacks major emotional skills which left him feeling overwhelmed and trapped In each of these situations adequate social skills make life easier Learning how to feel feelings without getting or staying overwhelmed is an important life skill Throughout our life we encounter people and events that hold the potential for great joy and satisfaction Too often people miss out on good times in life because they lack the skills they need to feel well Feeling well does not mean there isnt pain anger or sadness Rather that people are comfortable with the emotions that they feel Feeling well means we have our feelings they dont have us Holden
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