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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Upcoming Meeting Prompt -- World Enough, and Time ...

Our next meeting will take place at 9:30 am, April 22, at the Central Branch of the Lexington Public Library. The room will be the same, Conference Room C on the 4th floor.

First. let me say that our last meeting was fantastic, in my view.  I hope everybody else there got as much out of it as I did.  Maybe the secret is to talk about our personal views on our own philosophies.

In that light, I have been inspired again by Sallie Prewitt's OLLI group, Living in the Moment.

Sallie brought to me this news clip about billionaire think tank creators, and a new instance of the phenomenon [Nicholas Berggruen*].  Well-known examples would be Bill Gates, Andrew Carnegie, and Alfred Nobel.

It caused me to wonder, if I had world enough, and time, what one thing would I do first to implement my own philosophy and its degree of adoption in the real world?

* The NY Times article is a bit weak, perhaps a bit like Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.  Hi!  We caught up with Johnny Depp at the Cannes Film Festival, and we managed to ask him about "Kites for Whirled Peas."  But philosophically I like the mental exercise of putting myself in Berggruen's shoes.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Meeting April 8, 2016

Lifelong Philosophy SIG -- Meeting April 8

We have philosophically dodged both April Fools' Day and the IRS Filing Rush.

We will be meeting this Friday, April 8, in Room C on the 4th Floor of the Central Library (Lexington Public).  Discussion will commence around 9:30am.

I picked up a good idea this week in another OLLI group (Living in the Moment).  Let's each bring to our group, over the next two meetings, short lists of resources that have influenced you philosophically over your life.

Or you can post your lists here in the "Comment" section below.