What we're about

"I like this idea!"

In this group we discuss essays from Aeon and talk about how we could apply ideas in them that we like. We can apply them together as a group and/or as individuals, and we can spend more than one month on a given topic in order to go into our ideas in depth.

https://aeon.co/essays

If you cannot, or do not want to, read the whole article, then skim it and pick up some ideas as you go. As a rule, the Aeon essays center on issues that are in the Zeitgeist, and you'll recognize them.

After or during our discussion, we can decide if we want to stick with this topic for a while or to switch to a new Aeon article. Feel free to bring Aeon-article suggestions related to the current topic or to suggest other Aeon articles to form the core of our next discussion topics.

Our group not only meets in person, but also occasionally communicates, via the Meetup Discussions function, about other articles related to the month's topic. There are now Discussions for that purpose, titled "About online, pre-meeting discussions."

There's a small fee for this group -- typically between $4 and $8 per meeting, depending on the number of attendees. This cost is to cover the fees that Meetup charges me to organize the meetings.

Upcoming events (5+)

Discuss the ideas in an Aeon article (TBD), and how they apply to us

We can start with short intro's about ourselves and (optional) a brief statement of why/if this article interested us. After that, we'll spend most of our time divided between (1) talking about the ideas in the Aeon article and (2) telling each other how the concepts apply to ourselves (again, optional, of course). Let's concentrate mostly on (1) during the first half of this part of our meeting -- just to be sure we get in a good discussion of the main subjects. Article TBD. After or during our discussion, we can decide if we want to stick with this topic for a while or to switch to a new Aeon article. Please bring article suggestions. Note: Aeon is a free site, and the articles are relatively short. If you don't want to read or to finish an article, just skim it to identify ideas that interest you, positively or negatively. Aeon's subjects are generally in the Zeitgeist, and you'll probably recognize them. There's a small fee for this group -- between $4 and $8 per meeting, depending on the number of attendees. This covers the monthly fee Meetup charges the organizer to hold the meeting.

Discuss the ideas in an Aeon article (TBD), and how they apply to us

We can start with short intro's about ourselves and (optional) a brief statement of why/if this article interested us. After that, we'll spend most of our time divided between (1) talking about the ideas in the Aeon article and (2) telling each other how the concepts apply to ourselves (again, optional, of course). Let's concentrate mostly on (1) during the first half of this part of our meeting -- just to be sure we get in a good discussion of the main subjects. Article TBD. After or during our discussion, we can decide if we want to stick with this topic for a while or to switch to a new Aeon article. Please bring article suggestions. Note: Aeon is a free site, and the articles are relatively short. If you don't want to read or to finish an article, just skim it to identify ideas that interest you, positively or negatively. Aeon's subjects are generally in the Zeitgeist, and you'll probably recognize them. There's a small fee for this group -- between $4 and $8 per meeting, depending on the number of attendees. This covers the monthly fee Meetup charges the organizer to hold the meeting.

Discuss the ideas in an Aeon article, and consider how they apply to us

We can start with short intro's about ourselves and (optional) a brief statement of why/if this article interested us. After that, we'll spend most of our time divided between (1) talking about the ideas in the Aeon article about Slow Thought and (2) telling each other how the concepts apply to ourselves (again, optional, of course). Let's concentrate mostly on (1) during the first half of this part of our meeting -- just to be sure we get in a good discussion of slow thought. https://aeon.co/essays/take-your-time-the-seven-pillars-of-a-slow-thought-manifesto?utm_source=Aeon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=49328b5c1f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_05_23_05_37&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-49328b5c1f-70650401 After or during our discussion, we can decide if we want to stick with this topic for a while or to switch to a new Aeon article. Feel free to bring article suggestions so we can make a list for future meetings. There's a small fee for this group -- between $4 and $8 per meeting, depending on the number of attendees. We can start with short intro's about ourselves and (optional) a brief statement of why/if this article interested us.

Discuss the ideas in an Aeon article, and consider how they apply to us

We can start with short intro's about ourselves and (optional) a brief statement of why/if this article interested us. After that, we'll spend most of our time divided between (1) talking about the ideas in the Aeon article about Slow Thought and (2) telling each other how the concepts apply to ourselves (again, optional, of course). Let's concentrate mostly on (1) during the first half of this part of our meeting -- just to be sure we get in a good discussion of slow thought. https://aeon.co/essays/take-your-time-the-seven-pillars-of-a-slow-thought-manifesto?utm_source=Aeon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=49328b5c1f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_05_23_05_37&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-49328b5c1f-70650401 After or during our discussion, we can decide if we want to stick with this topic for a while or to switch to a new Aeon article. Feel free to bring article suggestions so we can make a list for future meetings. There's a small fee for this group -- between $4 and $8 per meeting, depending on the number of attendees. We can start with short intro's about ourselves and (optional) a brief statement of why/if this article interested us.

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