A Philosophy of Life Party!

  • December 28, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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This will be a What’s Your Philosophy of Life Party (sort of). The New Year will be upon us, and so I thought that this year we can have a free flowing discussion of our different philosophies of life or, what is often also called, “the meaning of life.” For this meeting, folks will be given the opportunity to stand in the Speakers Corner and use up to five minutes to give a monologue about his or her philosophy of life. Afterwards, the speaker can remain for another few minutes to answer questions. When there is no speaker who has volunteered then, of course, the normal roundtable discussion will proceed at the two round tables.

Not to worry: There will be no pressure on anyone to get up and speak; it's just an opportunity that, time permitting, all will be afforded.

What are some philosophies of life? Here are a few ideas:

  • The quest for knowledge.
  • The quest for pleasure.
  • Creative expression.
  • Meditation and spiritual unity.
  • A life of action. Jogging? Bungee jumping? Skydiving? Russian roulette? (LOL)
  • Chiding people who use the term 'LOL'?
  • Helping others?
  • Helping oneself?
  • To live philosophically; always pondering the big and small questions. Hmm, why did I say that? (Very deep)
  • Do you have a favored philosopher whose philosophy largely comprises your philosophy of life? Go existentialism!
  • Or: Is your philosophy of life the philosophy that there is no philosophy of life?




FORMAT: When both big round tables are used, a designated half of each will move to the other table at approximately 8:45 pm in order to encourage mixing between the tables (each table accommodates up to 13 people).   After all, our events are as social as they are intellectual, and this format encourages the flourishing of both!

FOOD AND BEVERAGES: This restaurant is extremely accommodating and allows us to stay until closing (11:00pm) if we choose.  It is not fair if they are not fairly compensated.  And we use a large percentage of the total seats in the house! The basic cost is $20 (this covers your entree, 3 or 4 shared appetizers per table, tax and gratuity but not drinks). If you order drinks please pay the cost of the drink times 125% to cover additional tax and tip (e.g. if you order one drink that costs $6.00 then your total cost for food and drink would be $27.50). If on a rare occasion you only order a drink or an appetizer, or if you do not order anything, then you will owe a minimum charge of $12 to compensate the restaurant for their service.  If there should be a shortfall, which is unlikely, then the group agrees to chip in to cover the difference. By attending this event you hereby agree to this policy.

Sometimes some of us head out for a late night prolongation of the evening at a nearby pub.  However, during these occasions please do not carpool to the pub: drive your car down the street and re-park it at the pub because there is TOWING after the little mall area closes for the night.

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  • Larry S.

    I think this was our best meeting yet. I liked sitting with a smaller group of people (at the "waiting list table") and it was very interesting to hear people speak to the entire group about their philosophies of life. I hope we'll do this again, maybe giving people who didn't speak this time the first chance to speak at the next one.

    December 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thoughtful discussions! You all inspired me to share the following words that we often recite at the end of my yoga class:
    May we know peace
    May our hearts remain open
    May we be healed
    May we be a source of healing to all other brings
    May we come to experience the beauty of our own true nature

    December 28, 2012

  • Susan L.

    Friendly people, deep-thinking. A variety of points of view. People willing to stick their necks out and talk about what they believe. So glad I went! I left early bcuz my headlights weren't working so well & I had a long way to go home.

    December 28, 2012

  • Arthur

    Nancy, you should 1) change the RSVP to 'No', and then 2) And then add yourself with 1 guest to the Waiting List. This will move someone up and will keep the total count accurate. Thanks.

    December 28, 2012

  • Nancy

    Hi Arthur, You mentioned that you'd be opening this up to all on the waiting list. I'd like to bring a friend (a young woman who has worked under me) tonight. Shall I just bring her along and, if need be, sit at a separate table (and gossip about those of you who get to sit at the "big" tables)? ;^)

    December 28, 2012

  • Michael

    Sounds like a great topic to see off the current year and see in a new year, but sorry to miss this one as I'll be out of the country! In any event Happy Holidays and see you in the new year ...

    December 11, 2012

  • Jeannie

    Great idea, Arthur!

    December 11, 2012

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