Is Christmas a Soft Skill?

Over the past few decades,  soft skills seemed to skid over  cliffs, where they remain less visible, and far cheaper than more-in- demanded hard skills.

Is Christmas a Soft Skill?

What if Christmas is a soft skill, though? Would that diminish or cheapen its value?

Christmas stokes belief. It takes skill to see God as divinity, and humans as created.

Is belief a soft skill?

Christmas inspires giving. It takes skill to profit others and delight in a giver’s blessings.

Is generosity a soft skill?

Christmas stokes magic and wonder  into tiny lights and rhythmic bells.

Is wonder at Christmas  a soft skill?

What do you think?

Could Christmas  open new opportunities to  meld soft and hard skills into smart skills?  Could it help us use and value both sides of the brain for a more prosperous year?

See post: Reflect Change with Smart Skills

Over the past few decades soft skills have skidded over the cliff, so they are less visible, paid for or demanded than more favored hard skills.

What if Christmas is a soft skill, though? Would its value diminish or cheapen?

Christmas stokes belief. It takes skill to see Divinity as real and humans as created.

Is belief a soft skill?

Christmas inspires giving. It takes skill to profit others and accept a giver’s blessings.

Is generosity a soft skill?

Christmas stokes magic and wonder into tiny lights and rhythmic bells.

Is magic within Christmas lights and bells a soft skill?

Could Christmas open new opportunities to meld soft and hard skills into smart skills? Could it help us use and value both sides of the brain for a more prosperous year?

2 Comments

  1. Dr. Ada says:

    Hi Ellen. Thanks for another thought provoking post. It begs for more questions. Why do we shy away from things perceived “soft,” especially if you are male? The business language is full of “hard” is good, “soft” is bad. Yet, it’s the “soft” that opens the heart, creates connections, influences, and keep us healthy.

    The more we learn about how the brain is a lot more integrated than we once thought, the more we need to appreciate that it’s the “soft” that lays the foundation for the “hard.” I hope everybody goes more and more for smart skills, as you say!

    Have a Very Merry Christmas!

    btw, I just published a blog on how to use your whole brain over the holidays to bring more of the magic. (http://logosnoesis.com/christmas-brain-recipe)

  2. eweber says:

    You build a great case for examining the meaning packed into words, Dr. Ada. Imagine the wonder of a smart skill approach where arts and science inform a new journey for our broken systems!

    Over at http://logosnoesis.com/christmas-brain-recipe I especially appreciated your reminder to warm up festivities with heart-felt appreciation. That will take reshaping one’s inner thoughts from seeing what folks might have done less well in past – to leading new possibilities in future – through the simple acts of thanksgiving.

    Make it as if that person deserved the best Christmas ever and both sides of the brain leap in:-) I agree. May your season will you with its magic!

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