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Do you believe in Science and Reason, but also understand that its the connections we form with other people which make our lives truly meaningful? Are you looking for a god-free spiritual community, where you can learn about yourself and the natural world, grow deeper and more meaningful relationships and cultivate a greater sense of wonder? Do you like having fun?
Check out Connections, a Humanist spiritual community where we create hope, connection, and try to understand what makes out lives meaningful. If you would like to learn more sign up for one of our on-line or in-person events.

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Inflation

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Inflation has been squeezing our pocket books. Housing, Energy, Food, Healthcare, all the necessities of daily life seems to be getting more expensive. What is the source inflation, and is there anything we can do to stop it? Join us to discuss.

Inflation

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Inflation has been squeezing our pocket books. Housing, Energy, Food, Healthcare, all the necessities of daily life seems to be getting more expensive. What is the source inflation, and is there anything we can do to stop it? Join us to discuss.

FTI: 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/).

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