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"Manhattan Lectures & Conversations" (MLC) is a group of growth-minded volunteers looking for engaging conversations and lectures. The vision is to connect people who love learning—old and young, singles and couples, boroughs and islanders alike, in a way that fosters both community and growth.
NYC has some of the greatest minds on earth coursing through it on a daily basis, so let's take advantage of that fact and get our learn on!
Additionally, we will have coffee and discussion after each lecture for those who are interested.

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About "Conversations New York"
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Imagine…
Hundreds of New Yorkers coming together in small groups of neighbors 
and fellow citizens to discuss topics of intensive interest…
Hosted at no cost and at convenient locations and times…
Aided by simple guiding principles…
Inspired by the city’s grand tradition of robust conversation…
Our vision is to inspire, organize, publicize, facilitate and celebrate a renaissance of healthy dialogue in New York City.

Our Mission:
1. Encourage and support interesting and important conversations among New Yorkers at the grass-roots level,
2. Establish simple, affordable, and sustainable infrastructure to foster such conversations throughout the city year-round.
3. Add to the worldwide image of New York as a metropolis where culture and intellect thrive among the people.
4. Maintain conversations with a human face by discussing topics in-person.
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The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of Window and Disappeared | Book Club

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Author: Jonas Jonasson

This book was suggested by: Denise W.

Pages to read: 305
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While reading the book, consider the below questions:
•What is the raison d’etre of the book? For what purpose did the author write the book? Why do people read this book?
•What are some limitations of the book?
•Why does Allan Karlsson want to run away before Allan’s 100th birthday?
•Where does Allan want to go after escaping the 100th birthday party?
•What is Allan’s area of expertise?
•What is Julius Jonsson area of expertise?
•What is Benny Ljungberg area of expertise?
•What is Gunilla Björklund area of expertise?
•How does Allan, and friends, get into trouble with Never Again? How do they resolve the conflict?
•Are Allan, and friends, innocent or guilty of the legal charges?
•How does Allan shape world history?
•Why are people either averse to politics, or cannot think of anything but politics?
•Capitalism or socialism? Where does Allan fit in?
•How does Allan think about the various events?
•How does Allan navigate the political world?
•Why does Allan get into the various prisons around the world? How does Allan get out of the prisons?
•Who does Allan meet around the world?

Your questions are important and will take priority. If you have questions about the book's content or related ideas, either let me know what your questions are or raise them during the discussion.

My review of the book:
https://www.inquiryreviews.com/2022/08/review-of-100-year-old-man-who-climbed.html

Upcoming event:
https://www.meetup.com/Inquiry-Non-Fiction-Book-Club-for-Inquiring-Minds/events/

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Summary from Goodreads:
It all starts on the one-hundredth birthday of Allan Karlsson. Sitting quietly in his room in an old people’s home, he is waiting for the party he-never-wanted-anyway to begin. The Mayor is going to be there. The press is going to be there. But, as it turns out, Allan is not… Slowly but surely Allan climbs out of his bedroom window, into the flowerbed (in his slippers) and makes his getaway. And so begins his picaresque and unlikely journey involving criminals, several murders, a suitcase full of cash, and incompetent police. As his escapades unfold, we learn something of Allan’s earlier life in which – remarkably – he helped to make the atom bomb, became friends with American presidents, Russian tyrants, and Chinese leaders, and was a participant behind the scenes in many key events of the twentieth century. Already a huge bestseller across Europe, The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared is a fun and feel-good book for all ages.

An Introduction to Stoic Philosophy by Greg Lopez

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This event is brought to you by the Free Thinker Institute (FTI), a not-for-profit looking to support and empower personal development for its members. The FTI focuses on transformational development for anyone interested, both personally and professionally, organizing a free event every Tuesday to discuss ways to transform wisdom into practical applications that benefit our lives, covering topics widely ranging from professional subjects to spiritual ones.

Free Thinker Institute Presents:

An Introduction to Stoic Philosophy

Presented by: Greg Lopez

More and more people are turning to Stoicism in order to improve their modern lives. Some use it as a tool in their toolkit of lifehacks, others to assuage mental suffering. While using Stoic techniques for these purposes can be helpful, they don't really apply Stoicism to its fullest extent as a life philosophy.

At this meetup, you'll get a broad overview of Stoicism as a full life philosophy. We'll cover what a philosophy of life is and why such a philosophy may be desirable before covering the basic theory and practice of Stoic philosophy. There will also be plenty of time for discussion and questions.

Format: Lecture and discussion
Note: social time for our community 15 minutes before presentation.

Presenter:
Greg Lopez founded the New York City Stoics in 2013. He is also the co-founder of The Stoic Fellowship, co-author of A Handbook for New Stoics, on the Modern Stoicism team, and will be releasing intermediate-level practical Stoic courses at Stoic Missing Pieces.

Modern Stoicism YouTube channel:
Greg Lopez speaks at Stoicon 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=392UWEHibYQ

Co-host:
Garrett Lang is an entrepreneur whose hobby is writing and discussing practical philosophy who finds the time to be the executive director of The Free Thinker Institute (http://freethinkerinstitute.org/).

To get familiar with our past events, feel free to check out our YouTube channel:
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Register in advance for this meeting:
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

We publish our event recordings on our YouTube channel to offer our help to anyone who would like to but can’t attend the meeting, so we need to give this clause. If you don’t want to be recorded, just remain on mute and keep your video off. Here’s our legal notice: For valuable consideration received, by joining this event I hereby grant Free Thinker Institute and its legal representatives and assigns, the irrevocable and unrestricted right to use and publish any and all zoom recordings for trade, advertising and any other commercial purpose, and to alter the same without any restriction. I hereby release Free Thinker Institute and its legal representatives and assigns from all claims and liability related to said video recordings.

The Evolution of God by Robert Wright

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Book was suggested by: Brandon W.

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Upcoming event:
https://www.meetup.com/Inquiry-Non-Fiction-Book-Club-for-Inquiring-Minds/events/

Contribute:
The club has costs. If you value out of the event, support the club. Contribute via:

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Summary from Goodreads:
In this sweeping narrative that takes us from the Stone Age to the Information Age, Robert Wright unveils an astonishing discovery: there is a hidden pattern that the great monotheistic faiths have followed as they have evolved. Through the prisms of archaeology, theology, and evolutionary psychology, Wright's findings overturn basic assumptions about Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and are sure to cause controversy. He explains why spirituality has a role today, and why science, contrary to conventional wisdom, affirms the validity of the religious quest. And this previously unrecognized evolutionary logic points not toward continued religious extremism, but future harmony.

Nearly a decade in the making, The Evolution of God is a breathtaking re-examination of the past, and a visionary look forward.

Know Yourself

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This event is brought to you by the Free Thinker Institute (FTI), a not-for-profit looking to support and empower personal development for its members. The FTI focuses on transformational development for anyone interested, both personally and professionally, organizing a free event every Tuesday to discuss ways to transform wisdom into practical applications that benefit our lives, covering topics widely ranging from professional subjects to spiritual ones. (http://freethinkerinstitute.org/)

Free Thinker Institute Presents:

Topic: Know Yourself,

Hosted by: Jeffrey Caldwell of Connections Humanist Community

Aristotle once said that "knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom" but what does that really mean? This week we'll be learning how self-awareness, our understanding of ourselves and the beliefs, values and stories which motivate us, can help us to be happier, have healthier relationships and care for one another better.

Format: open discussion
Note: social time for our community 15 minutes before presentation.

Connections Humanist Community - Is a Humanist Spiritual community which meets online, and in person. Connections focuses on building community one relationship at a time, by facilitating group discussions, and in-person social events. Join one of our Meetup events to learn more.

Host: Jeffrey Caldwell
Is the organizer of Connections Humanist Community, and works as a hospice Chaplain with Lifesong Hospice in York, PA. Jeffrey earned a Master’s of Divinity Degree from Lancaster Theological Seminary, and completed Chaplaincy training at UCLA Medical Center. Jeffrey enjoys building community with a focus on personal growth and development, spiritual exploration and healing trauma.

Note: Garrett Lang will be returning next week.

To get familiar with our past events, feel free to check out our YouTube channel:
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We publish our event recordings on our YouTube channel to offer our help to anyone who would like to but can’t attend the meeting, so we need to give this clause. If you don’t want to be recorded, just remain on mute and keep your video off. Here’s our legal notice: For valuable consideration received, by joining this event I hereby grant Free Thinker Institute and its legal representatives and assigns, the irrevocable and unrestricted right to use and publish any and all zoom recordings for trade, advertising and any other commercial purpose, and to alter the same without any restriction. I hereby release Free Thinker Institute and its legal representatives and assigns from all claims and liability related to said video recordings.

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