Your Habits & Your Life: A Socratic Conversation
- 305 Russell
- 1/24/2013, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Now, educators, psychologists, social scientists, organizational leaders, and people like us are re-discovering the power of this discipline which has been neglected for several decades. It has been harnessed for good and not-so-good, by marketers at Proctor & Gamble and Target, CEOs at ALCOA and Starbucks, and other organizations ranging from the Civil Rights Movement to major churches. Most importantly, each of us can use it to transform our lives.
Please join us to share your opinions, experiences, and reflections:
how we keep healthy, or get sick?
Suggested optional reading: The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, by Charles Duhigg (Random House).
Where: 305 Russell
Next session: Thursday, 2/14, Topic: TBA
Inspired by Socrates' famous conversations with his friends in the marketplace of 5th century Athens, we engage in spirited discussions of ideas and issues. Socratic conversations range broadly and probe deeply into the basic challenges of life. They are informed by the latest literature for reference and follow up. While building a sense of community on campus, these meetings enliven the intellectual atmosphere and model dialogue and discussion as modes of inquiry.
These highly-participatory conversations with fellow students are moderated by Ronald Gross, author of Socrates' Way and Co-chair of the University Seminar on Innovation in Education. They are part of a year long series of Socratic Conversations hosted by the Gottesman Libraries.
- Jennifer Govan