No matter what our individual "Save the World" goal might be (climate change, divisive politics, security, economics, etc.), our ability to effectively influence change is only as good as our ability to communicate our ideas (and understand others' ideas).
In January’s meetup we explored how we come to know what we know and talked through a communications model that helps us to define what makes a fact a fact and makes an opinion (our assessment of the fact) an opinion. For February’s meeting, we’ll briefly review this material again and then build on it with a discussion centered around:
· Am I balancing my conversations by listening carefully to understand others who disagree with me? (And what’s the right balance?)
· Am I able to listen with empathy to someone whose opinions oppose mine, and what if they’re right? (Do I have the capacity for my mind to be changed?)
· Do I receive feedback from other people and respond to it effectively, or do I just ignore it? (And how do I decide who to listen to?)
As before, Joe and Mike will facilitate the discussion using simplified models to help us make sense of some very complicated processes.
LOCATION AND REGISTRATION -
We're excited to be partnered with the Fredricksen Library in Camp Hill for our Meetup to Save the World meetings. They will be hosting our discussions on the first Thursday of each month (space is limited and you must register for the meeting using the library's system to attend).
To register and RSVP for this meeting, please visit:
This event is free and you do not have to be a member of the library in order to attend.
Looking forward to seeing you there!