Ok, I'm deciding to change to something different next month. The next discussion is not going to be about big debates or very deep ideas. Rather, it is about understanding other people's perspectives.
What is your favourite idea or philosophical interest and why? Learn from others as we talk about this and keep an open mind. It can come from anywhere: religion, western philosophy, eastern thought, mysticism, transcendentalism, psychology. What makes it so attractive to you?
Philosophy used to come from a place in human ideas that relate to people's lives. With reason and rational thought, much of it (esp in western philosophy), has been cast to the depths of very particular analysis and as a result of that, distance.
But there are so many other people who think differently, and subscribe to other beliefs. What do other people think? Do join in to hear about what others have to say.