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Meetups Every Weekday at 9pm ET & on Weekends at 2:30pm ET

See all upcoming Meetups at a glance here: https://www.meetup.com/52LivingIdeas/events/calendar/

The Switch Mondays 9pm ET, Meditation Tuesdays 9pm ET, Comprehensivist Wednesdays 9pm ET, Jordan Peterson Thursdays 9pm ET, Self Improvement Fridays 9pm ET, Stoic Saturdays 2:30pm ET, 52 Living Ideas Sundays 2:30pm ET

Bring your curiosity, your love of learning, share what you have learnt and let us build a vibrant intellectual community. Looking forward to your active and ambitious participation. See you soon!

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Upcoming events (5)

Jacob Falkovich on Covid, Communities, and more @ The Switch

See past Meetups in The Switch series here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqpF1l8gdXlFJeCyeRdqrm9ey1kdyOzJ_ On Mondays Chase & Alex will be interviewing a variety of authors and thinkers on ideas and experiences that changed their lives, in their series: The Switch. In this episode, Jacob Falkovich of https://putanumonit.com/ returns to The Switch to talk about Covid response, visibility and legibility in the Rationalist community, and more... Format: 1) Chase & Alex interview a guest 2) Q&A with attendees 3) Share takeaways **** Brought to you by https://www.meetup.com/52LivingIdeas A Meetup Every Day, Every Week, For Everyone! Every Weekday at 9pm ET; On Weekends at 12:30pm ET & 2:30pm ET The Switch Mondays, Meditation Tuesdays, Jordan Peterson Thursdays, Self Improvement Fridays, Stoic Saturdays, Carl Jung Sundays Plus Guest Presentations on the Weekends This Meetup will take place on Zoom. RSVP before start of the Meetup to get the link We will be joined online by 30 to 80 members of various Meetup groups Watch Past Meetups at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrlHpQRAmPFuuoAtG8qi6rQ?sub_confirmation=1

Brainwaves, Awareness & Our Highest Self @ Meditation Tuesdays

This Week: 1) On Wheel of Awareness by Dr. Dan Siegel by Jim See: The Science Behind Aware: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYyycix5LGg 2) Presentation on brainwaves by Jon using a personal EEG device called Muse. Jon will be either be showing a graph of my brainwaves, or doing a quick live demo in which he will be talking about alpha, beta, delta, gamma, and theta waves. https://choosemuse.com/blog/a-deep-dive-into-brainwaves-brainwave-frequencies-explained-2/ 3) Reading from "Man and His Symbols" by Carl Jung by Taylor "After meditating on his dream, a carpenter realizes that he must forgo his utilitarian notions and face the demands of his unconscious to reveal his highest self." You are cordially invited to make a 5 minute presentation on any aspect of meditation—please message Shrikant. **** Join us to explore, learn and practice a variety of Meditation techniques. Each Meetup will feature 3 to 5 short presentations on a variety of topics on Meditation. Format: 1) 3 to 5 short presentations on various techniques and ideas on meditation, followed by Q&A after each presentation. 2) Reading of a poem for transition 3) 5 to 10 minute guided meditation 4) Breakout rooms with 6 to 8 people group discussions 5) Takeaways **** See Daily Upcoming Meetups at a Glance here: https://www.meetup.com/52LivingIdeas/events/calendar A Meetup Every Day, Every Week, For Everyone! Every Weekday at 9pm ET; On Weekends at 12:30pm ET & 2:30pm ET The Switch Mondays, Meditation Tuesdays, Comprehensivist Wednesdays, Jordan Peterson Thursdays, Self Improvement Fridays, Stoic Saturdays, 52 Living Ideas Sundays This Meetup will take place on Zoom. RSVP Before the start of the Meetup to access the Zoom link. We will be joined online by 30 to 80 members of various Meetup groups Watch Past Meetups at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrlHpQRAmPFuuoAtG8qi6rQ?sub_confirmation=1 NEW: Comment on and Discuss all our Meetups and see videos of Meetups you missed at https://52LivingIdeas.com/blog

Most Effective Habit Change Method & Optimizing Everything @ Comprehensivist Wed

Shrikant will be interviewing Spencer Greenberg on his Habit Change study and on Optimizing Everything by applying mathematics to life. PLUS we will be doing breakout rooms to work on applying the habit change method to our lives. “Participants in our study tried out 23 different techniques designed to support a behavior change. One method really outperformed the rest... [500 people participated in this 2 year study.] WHAT WORKED BEST: HABIT REFLECTION The technique that worked by far the best is what we call “Habit Reflection.” It’s powerful because it customizes itself to your personal history and experiences. Habit Reflection is all about using the lessons of your past in the present. Habit Reflection has three simple steps: 1) Pick a past situation where you were able to successfully change your long-term behavior or create a new habit. 2) Write down anything you learned from this past situation about how to successfully form new habits, or any tactics you used to help make this change that could apply to your new habit. 3) Create a brief written plan for applying those lessons to your new habit. This fast and simple method helped participants to practice their habits 0.7 more times per week on average than others—a 140% improvement over the second-most-effective technique.” Reads more here: https://www.fastcompany.com/90446008/we-studied-the-best-way-to-actually-make-a-new-habit-stick Spencer Greenberg is a mathematician and entrepreneur. Shrikant will be interviewing Spencer on his Habit Change Studt and the theme of “Optimizing Everything” on a wide range of topics like decision-making, rationality, psychology, behavior change, education and science. https://www.spencergreenberg.com Format: 1) Discussion of Habit Reflection and Habit Study 2) Breakout rooms practicing Habit Reflection 3) Optimizing Eveything, applying Mathematics to Life 4) Breakout Rooms discussing that **** Welcome to the series "Comprehensivist Wednesdays". Transdisciplinarity, Renaissance humanism, homo universalis, and Polymathy are some of the ways of describing this approach which Buckminster Fuller called Comprehensivity and described as “macro-comprehensive and micro-incisive”. July 15: Why Be a Comprehensivist? — a Panel Discussion. Watch here: https://youtu.be/qjwTy6pGkNA ‪July 22: Louis Sullivan’s Ideas: Art of Expression & Form Follows Function with Architect Sherri Tracinski & Shrikant‬ ‪Jul 29: Humanity's Great Traditions of Inquiry and Action with CJ‬ ‪Aug 5: Optimize Everything: Interview with mathematician Spencer Greenberg on Psychology, society, technology & science‬ ‪Aug 12: The Necessities and Impossibilities of being a Comprehensivist‬ ‪Aug 19: Polymaths in 21st Century with Angela‬ ‪Aug 26: Art Education: Individual & Society with Karen ‬ ‪Sep 2: Neuroscience: Why are our Habits so Powerful? with Sanjay‬ ‪Sep 9: Four Cardinal Greek Virtues in Visual Art & Mythology by John Roth ‪Sep 16: Literature and our lives: the Fiction of Relationship‬ ‪Sep 23: Lightening Talks (Talk for 5 minutes about what you are exploring)‬ Sep 30: The Great Conversation & Syntopicon of Mortimer Adler with Shrikant See the calendar at https://www.meetup.com/52LivingIdeas/events/calendar/ A Meetup Every Day, Every Week, For Everyone! Every Weekday at 9pm ET; On Weekends at 2:30pm ET We record all our Meetups and post them on YouTube. Feel free to keep your video on or off as you prefer. Watch Past Meetups at: https://www.youtube.com/c/52LivingIdeas?sub_confirmation=1 NEW: Comment on and Discuss all our Meetups and see videos of Meetups you missed at https://52LivingIdeas.com/blog

12 Rules For Life: Rule 8: Tell the Truth Or... @ Jordan Peterson Thursdays

“We transform chaos into being through speech... To tell the truth is to bring the most habitable reality into being. Truth reduces terrible complexity of man to simplicity of his word... Truth makes the past truly the past, and makes best use of future’s possibilities... Truth makes others partners rather than enemies... Tell the truth— or, at least, don’t lie.” See this brief video As an introduction or refresher: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n53HmC1zxVc Come discuss the impact of each of Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules of Life on our lives. We will cover one rule per Meetup. Format: 1) A panel discussion on the rule. We invite YOU to be on the panel. We want to have as many voices heard as possible. Choose ONE rule that you have found most useful—you simply have to talk about how you have found the rule useful for 5 minutes, and then participate in the panel. Spots are limited—message Shrikant now to get your spot on the panel for your favorite rule. 2) Q&A 3) Breakout rooms with 6-8 people answering 3 Questions about the rule 4) Come back together in the large group and share our takeaways 5) Free form breakout rooms for those who want to continue talking ***** See all our Daily Zoom Meetups ar a Glance here: https://meetup.com/52LivingIdeas/events/calendar A Meetup Every Day, Every Week, For Everyone! Every Weekday at 9pm ET; On Weekends at 2:30pm ET The Switch Mondays, Meditation Tuesdays, Comprehensivist Wednesdays, Jordan Peterson Thursdays, Self Improvement Fridays, Stoic Saturdays, 52 Living Ideas Sundays This Meetup will take place on Zoom. RSVP before the Meetup starts to get the Zoom link. We will be joined online by 30 to 80 members of various Meetup groups We record all our Meetups and post them on YouTube. Feel free to keep your video on or off as you prefer. Watch Past Meetups at: https://www.youtube.com/c/52LivingIdeas?sub_confirmation=1 Comment on and Discuss our Meetups at https://52livingideas/blog

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