A Humanist Approach to Happiness -- New Course Offered Eight Sundays @HGP

A Humanist Approach to Happiness: this is the second of a series of eight classes, taught by HGP member Dave Collamer.

Description: We look at happiness as achieving our goals with "a deep sense of well-being." In doing that, we'll look at the importance of ethics, responsibility, and compassion in the lives of humanists.

Specific topics will include: being yourself, taking care of yourself, taking control of your life, having better relationships and a better sex life (regardless of age), using reason in achieving goals, dealing with dysfunctional people, and looking at the role of compassion in making the world a better place.

We follow the topics in Jennifer Hancock's book of the same title and we encourage discussion at each meeting. A used copy of the book will be made available on October 13 for $5. Those wishing to purchase a new copy can find one on Amazon for about $11.

Although we will be discussing concepts from Jenn's book based on the attendees' experiences, this class is not a philosophy discussion.

The dates are Oct 13, 20, 27 Nov 10, 17, 24 Dec 8, 15 from 11:45 am to 12:50 pm in the Keeston Room.

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  • Dave D.

    I appreciate the content, organization, and interaction. I think it's too soon to guess what will or won't be included down the line: Dave seems to have established a lesson plan, and I'm happy to stick to it.

    October 22, 2013

  • Gretchen

    Nice to see such a good turnout. It would have been fruitful, I think, to explore some of the topics at greater depth.

    October 21, 2013

  • Sheila M.

    If I can get a ride.

    October 15, 2013

  • Gretchen

    Sounds like fun! I would like to be there for the entire time, but I will be leaving at 12:30 due to a prior commitment.

    October 15, 2013

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