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Leading a Meaningful Life

From: Jeff
Sent on: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 11:55 AM
University of Louisville philosophy lecturer Brian Barnes led last night's discussion and did a fantastic job of it. Of course, even the greatest artist is powerless without a great medium in which to work - in this case, it's the folks who attended and participated. We had about 15 people show up, which may be a record.

I must admit that I was a bit concerned that the evening might be a too much like a college lecture but folks were highly engaged in the conversation and really made it a dialog. In fact, Brian mentioned how impressed he was with the group's participation, candor, and intellectual sophistication.

We've got a few more guest speakers in our future but no confirmed dates right now - I'll keep you apprised of updates.

Next week's topic is "Are citizens responsible for the actions of their leaders?" The more I think about this, the more I believe that this is really going to be a discussion about civic responsibility.
- Do we have any civic responsibilities beyond paying taxes and obeying the law?
- How do we instill the importance of civic responsibility into younger generations?
- What responsibility do we have to know what our government representatives are doing (at the city, county,state and national levels)?
- Is it really a civic duty to vote?

This would have been an appropriate topic for MLK Day...

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