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NEW: Tarpon Springs "Salon" Discussion Group MeetUp--Theme: THE PURPOSE OF LIFE

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  • PLEASE NOTE: This is a new Salon that will be taking place in Tarpon Springs on the second Saturday of every month. This is in addition to our usual Saint Petersburg Salons.

    You're invited to RSVP for the Tarpon Springs "Salon" Discussion Group MeetUp, which will be held in Tarpon Springs, Florida on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 2 pm.

    The theme for this "Salon" Discussion Group MeetUp is THE PURPOSE OF LIFE.

    Here are a few example questions of this theme:

    > Do we need a purpose? 

    > What if our purpose is immoral or illegal? What if it is purely materialistic? 

    > Should we have a purpose? Can it change over time?

    You can start RSVPing for this MeetUp event on Monday, November 28 at 7 pm.

    ADDRESS: This MeetUp event will take place at 39248 US Hwy 19N, Lot 161, Tarpon Springs, Florida, 34689. 

    It is located just north of Klosterman and just south of the Hampton Inn on the west side of the road in Sun Valley. 

    If you have questions about directions, text[masked]-8854.

    This is a pot-luck event with the main course provided by the host, so feel free to bring an appetizer, salad, bread, sides or dessert. Coffee, Crystal Light, water and milk will also be provided.

    This is a private home and limited-seating event, so an RSVP is required--please don't just show up. Thank you!


    Note: If you RSVP to attend, then realize you cannot make it, that's not a problem. However, please be considerate and return to this MeetUp page and cancel your reservation so that another group member can attend in your place since this is a limited-seating event. Thank you!



    What we'll be doing at this event:

    We'll be discussing and debating questions we each bring based on the theme for that night’s event.

    Before you arrive, please think of one thought-provoking, conversation-triggering question to bring to the discussion group that is in keeping with the theme for that night. Avoid the ”obvious” question-there always is one—and avoid something that will elicit a simple yes or no or some kind of personal affiliation such as political party. (You will be provided a pen and paper to write it down on when you arrive.)

    Feel free to explore philosophy, science, human nature, technology, psychology, ethics, etc., associated with that theme. (Often, the simplest questions can provoke the most interesting debates.)

    When you arrive, you'll be given a pen and paper to write your one question on--anonymously. We'll then put all of these questions into a jar and draw them out one by one and discuss them.

    RSVPs are limited to facilitate a good discussion. You are allowed to bring one guest. RSVPs are taken on a first come, first serve basis.

    IMPORTANT: There is a waitlist, so if you realize you cannot make it, please cancel your reservation on this MeetUp page so someone else may go in your place.

    The discussion generally lasts about two hours.

    If you've got questions, please let us know.

    We look forward to seeing you all--and enjoying a lively, thought-provoking and fun discussion. Thank you for being a part of this MeetUp group!



    There has been some confusion about how the MeetUp waitlist feature works. Here is what happens:

    When the RSVPs are all full, you can add yourself to the waitlist. When someone cancels their RSVP, a waitlisted member is automatically RSVP'd in the order in which they added themselves to the waitlist.

    If you are on the waitlist as a 1+ (you and a guest), you have to wait until 2 people cancel their RSVP to be automatically RSVP'd no matter where you are in the waitlist.

    If you add yourself to the waitlist, you MUST enable notifications from MeetUp--then READ your notifications. This is the only way you're going to find out if MeetUp moved you from the waitlist to the RSVP list due to a cancellation. There have been problems in the past with waitlisted members being no-shows because they didn't realize they had been moved to the RSVP list. And that has left empty seats that other members could have filled. If you realize you cannot make it to the event, please remove yourself from the waitlist so that someone else can go in your place.

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  • Rod M.

    Rose and I both have severe colds and need to postpone this Saturday's event. We will try again on Jan. 14, same time, same place, same topic.

    Have a good holiday!

    6h ago

  • Rod M.

    This is a pot-luck event with the main course provided by the host, so feel free to bring an appetizer, salad, bread, sides or dessert. Coffee, Crystal Light, water and milk will also be provided.

    1 · 5 days ago


  • Rod M. +1
    Event Host
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  • Amy M

    Intellectually­ curious. Know the difference between a discussion and an argument!

  • Vas

    I love the arts, science, philosophy, history, computers and classical music.

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