Let's try an oft-requested theme that bears on our selves in relation to Society, and the core philosophical concern with Truth. I mention this up front because society is what distinguishes the idea of truth from that of authenticity, or lying from inauthenticity: that is, we're not even sure whether we're being true to ourselves, but we feel inauthentic. Understood this way, authenticity is perhaps the quintessentially modern psychological concern, as our dynamic civilization has made us conscious of the forces that interfere with "just being ourselves."
I expect this to be a challenging theme. The easier part may be to identify the forces that tear us away from authenticity (Freud's account is perhaps most famous, but the basic idea goes back to Rousseau, at least). The harder part may be what to do about it: is there a fix, or how do we learn to live with it better? If we want to go beyond palliative, stress-relief therapies, then it seems to me we must have a deeper, philosophical comprehension of authenticity. Perhaps some of the questions we asked in Identity could serve as a reference.
Please bring something we can focus on as a group for ten minutes or so at a time. I promise to ask for these at the top of the meeting. If you have a question, write down a good wording; find a quote that you find provocative; maybe there's a story from a movie or your childhood that's relevant. We would be especially grateful for your best creative efforts on this theme, be they dramatic, comedic, or simply elegant.