Every so often, a pop culture trend becomes so prevalent, it seems as though it is revealing an important key to the zeitgeist of that culture. Today, zombies are everywhere... from movies and tv to books and meetups, the undead have risen (pun intended) to heights of popularity rarely seen in our diverse cultural landscape.
From fear of death to a metaphor for consumerism, theories abound as to why zombies have captured our imaginations in such a way. Let's explore this trend of obsession by examining the psychological, sociological, religious and even economical themes that may be keeping these creatures alive.
The Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society is a Meetup group that brings together thoughtful people for stimulating and civically minded conversations. Meetups include a recurring 10:30 AM discussion on Saturdays and Sundays, where small groups of members join in a relaxed setting to discuss a wide range of topics including culture, design, philosophy & religion, science & technology, psychology, politics, economics, and current events. Occasionally, larger events are held in the evenings, where presentations and discussions are combined with opportunities to meet a larger number of people who share your interest in the topic.
We provide a place and a format to speak up and be heard, to listen and exchange ideas, to explore optional resources and questions prepared by a discussion leader, to raise your own questions, and to share your own experiences and knowledge. We value life experiences, informal education and diverse points of view. We provide a safe, facilitated environment for exploring differences, where inquisitive discussion is encouraged instead of argumentative debate.
We start the conversation so come participate and accept your own genius.