A Cafe-Philo Experience (episode 3)

EVENT @ WAVES CAFE Tonight!! - Please disregard previous post about venue change.

"Cafe-Philos" have become an international thing (not quite a "sensation") in recent years, and have been a great way for people have open discussions on a wide variety of topics in a casual setting.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Café_Philosophique


Now, the word "philosophique" (philosophical) might put some people off initially, but the topics don't actually have to be deeply philosophical at all. We can actually discuss any topic, from "what is the difference between a friend and an acquaintance?" to "is dating more difficult in 2013 than it was a decade ago?". As long as the topic is phrased as a question, and doesn't involve fictional comic book characters in hypothetical duels to the death (let's do those another time).


So, here's how it'll work:
1) Everyone bring 1 or 2 topic questions (in writing) which they would like to discuss. It can remain anonymous or you can put your name on it if you like.
2) We'll put all the questions into a hat, and draw one out at a time. The question will be read out loud, and discussion of the topic will commence!
3) After a topic has been thoroughly discussed, we'll draw another one out of the hat. There's actually a good chance that we'll get to every topic by the end of the night.
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Why do this?
Well, if you've been to enough meetups then you've probably had the same conversation about a million times (rough estimate). It goes a bit like "what do you do for a living?", "how often do you go to meetups?", "what's your name again?" (I've been guilty of this one a few times... -_-). There's nothing wrong with having the get-to-know-you talk, but this is an opportunity to try something different. Here we'll get a chance to talk about that lingering question that's been weighing on your mind, and you'll probably learn a lot about the people sitting next to you (more than just their names and occupations!).
So, even if you're just as nervous about this as I am, but you're willing to give it a try, RSVP today. This could be a lot of fun, and the topic of the day could just be the one that you wrote.

**Depending on group size, we may split up into smaller groups.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for coming all, really enjoyed the vast array of topics this week.
    Anyways, as discussed the link about men breastfeeding.. LOL..See!! :) http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/life/8892602/What-if-men-could-breastfeed

    " Physiologically, it is possible. There have been numerous documented cases of male lactation – as far back as the 1850s and as recently as 2002, when a Sri Lankan man made headlines for breastfeeding his two children after his wife passed away.

    As anthropologist Professor Patty Stuart Macadam pointed out in 1996, “a breast is a breast.”

    Female milk production is stimulated by hormones that increase during pregnancy – but it’s not the only way to do it. "

    July 9, 2013

    • Jeff T.

      What the heck did I miss???

      July 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi I'm Jan Gasser

    July 9, 2013

  • Daniel

    Next time again... to much work. :( But my philo-question stand: Do you work to live or do you live for work? hahahha

    July 9, 2013

  • Jeff T.

    How was attendance this week? If it was another good turn out, then it looks like splitting into 2 groups will be the new norm.

    July 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Jeff you're living the dream right now on vacay hey? uber jealous.

      July 9, 2013

    • Jeff T.

      Haha. Well... I was just posting ahead of time. In case there was a delay due to Asian Internet speeds, right?

      July 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi All,
    I've sent you all an email stating that a room has been booked for this evening. The room is for the first lucky people to arrive. Second group, can do as we normally do and sit in the common cafe area. I understand there was a venue change to slocan park. Maybe we'll consider it next time for sure! But for now, we'll stick to tradition and be at waves cafe. It makes it easier and accommodates for everyone if we have something central to transit. Thanks, and I'll see you all tonight hopefully.

    July 9, 2013

  • Olisa

    any chance this event will happen on another day as well? would love to take part...but I work every Tuesday night!

    July 3, 2013

    • Ed

      I could do a wednesday Cafe Phileo if someone can show me how to do one.

      July 8, 2013

    • michelle

      same I would like to go on a Thursday or sunday if possible

      July 9, 2013

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Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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