Real EQ is in Fact a Correct Balance Between Reason and Emotion
The dichotomy exists. I once read that the secret of happiness is accepting what we can have, instead of desiring what we can't. And it happens too many times in our life that we are wishing things we don't have, and we are unhappy with what we do have.
Rationalising our emotions is a path to grow as individuals, meaning regaining control of our lives, being the writer of our history.
The correct balance in that exercise is the true difficulty. One cannot be too rational, as we can't be too emotional...
Difficult to achieve, don't you think?