Suggested viewing before we meet (5 min video): https://youtu.be/Eu3oIVuvbJg
How do you balance the views of Eastern philosophy, which argues for harmony in favor of society, with the view of Western philosophy, which argues for the individual?
In what ways might one combine both tenents of the East and the West, not just culturally but philosophically?
How does the notion of proving that one idea is better than another sometimes lead to irrational behavior and unnecessary tension?
Is there always a balance between opposing forces where one cannot exist without the other as in the Taoist philosophy of yin and yang?
What do you find appealing about the Eastern philosophy of universal interconnectedness? What do you like about the Western philosophy of individuality?
Let's think about it!
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