What To Expect

This is a live 5 week course beginning Saturday 8th May 2021 at 12pm. Each class is 60 minutes. the classes are interactive discussions on how we can use philosophers ideas in our everyday lives. Classes are suitable for 18-24 year olds.

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Are you bombarded with so much information and knowledge that it feels difficult to decide what is true, what to think or even what to do? Our first meet-up will explore this real challenge and discuss whether it is possible, or even desirable, for us to access wisdom in today's world.

Do you find yourself getting tired of the constant chatter in your mind, replaying conversations, working out what to say the next time you meet someone or replaying past experiences? During our second meet-up we will explore whether it is possible to live somewhere other than in our busy minds. And, if so, what might this be like? We will also discuss whether the present moment provides any possibilities for real happiness for us.

Everyday we hear stories of injustice, from poverty to war to the environment, it can be completely overwhelming. During our third meet-up we will explore relevant and important questions like: Why is there so much injustice in the world today? Is it possible for us to lead a just life? What is a just life?

Young Life Philosophy classes start Saturday 08 May and last 5 weeks, ending on 05 June. Class runs from 12:00 noon to 1:00 each Saturday via Zoom video call. You will be sent a Zoom link to join before each class. Classes are suitable for 18-24 year olds.

Week 1

Being Wise. How we do know how to decide what is true, what to think or even what to do? This online meetup explores this real challenge and we'll discuss whether it is possible for us to access wisdom in today's world.

Week 2

Happiness . Is it possible to live somewhere other than in this incessantly busy mind, if so, what might this be like? Does the present moment provide any possibilities for real happiness for us?

Week 3

Justice. Every day we hear stories of injustice from poverty to war to the environment, it can be completely overwhelming. Why is there so much injustice in the world today? Is it possible for us to lead a just life? What is a just life?

Week 4

'Know Thyself'. Is the question ‘Who am I?’ still relevant today?

Week 5

Being Fearless. Is fear now just a fact of modern life?

Mahatma Gandhi

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