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Upcoming events (3)

Let's Discuss... The Path of The Fool

The Court

The Examined Life, "Let's Discuss..." session is an open discussion.
The topic for this meetup is '' The Path of The Fool''.

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“The fool is the precursor to the savior.” ― Carl Jung

The fool can also be replaced by comedian, joker, idiot, ignorant, and terms that describe a socially ignorant person who steps on a social-political taboo by lack of understanding.

The story of THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES by Hans Christian Andersen gives a great example of a fool. in this story, the fool is the little child.

https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/68/fairy-tales-and-other-traditional-stories/5637/the-emperors-new-clothes/

Please ask the questions you wish to discuss related to this topic in the comment section.
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*** The format of the meetup will be:

14:00 - Free flow group discussion.
15:00 - Splitting to smaller groups for more engaging discretion.
17:00 - End of the official meetup. Attendees can stay and continue discussing if they wish.
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If you haven't read the The Examined Life rules (or need a refresher), which can be found here, please do so before the meetup:

https://www.meetup.com/The_Examined_Life/messages/boards/

Please RSVP if you can commit to attending and change your RSVP if something comes up. Inaccurate RSVPs can make it difficult to plan for room sizes and bookings.

cover photo: Recollections of Old Christmas: a masque. Performed at Grimston By Thomas C. Croker.

Let's Discuss... The Hero's Journey

The Mad Hatter Hotel, Southwark

The Examined Life, "Let's Discuss..." session is an open discussion.
The topic for this meetup is ''The Hero's Journey''.

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How do we detect heroes?
Can everyone become a hero?
How can we create fractal grounds for the rise of a new hero?
Can we become our own heroes?

https://odysee.com/@academyofideas:3/joseph-campbell-and-the-myth-of-the-hero:9

Please ask the questions you wish to discuss related to this topic in the comment section.
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*** The format of the meetup will be:

14:00 - Free flow group discussion.
15:00 - Spiting to smaller groups for more engaging discretion.
17:00 - End of the official meetup. Attendees can stay and continue discussing if they wish.
***

If you haven't read the The Examined Life rules (or need a refresher), which can be found here, please do so before the meetup:

https://www.meetup.com/The_Examined_Life/messages/boards/

Please RSVP if you can commit to attending and change your RSVP if something comes up. Inaccurate RSVPs can make it difficult to plan for room sizes and bookings.

cover photo: The Parting of Hero and Leander by Joseph Mallord William Turner 1837

Social

The Court

A meetup to socialise and have discussions, maybe philosophical, or maybe not - whatever you like!

And there is no need to agree with anyone!

Provisionally, I will say we will meet at "The Court". However, it may instead be another pub close by in the same area.

Find me/us by profile pictures as the bar staff won't know me.

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