Meeting number 16 on 12 November 2012.

Subject was: "No man is an island / man is a social animal - discuss. What is it about being alone that makes folk assume that you are lonely? What is the difference between being alone and being lonely? Why is loneliness taboo? Why do people who are alone have to justify that? Is it OK? Is being OK about being alone a self delusion?".

People who attended: Lorna, Masood, Jason and Dave.

4 comments:

Jas said...

Hi, great discussion, thanks for letting me come along, hope to see you at next one. Jas :-)

masood said...

No problem Jas. Your "thanks for letting me come along" makes it sound like we have an extremely stringent attendance criteria! Let me assure readers of this site that we don't. Everyone welcome!

masood said...

I am aware that I have thus far neglected to post notes on the meeting. Needless to say this is not because it wasn't full of interesting things that got said. In particular I recall thinking that if you are deluded about "being OK about being alone" that means you are deluded about what you are OK with, ie about what you want. But is that possible? Is it possible to not know what you want? The advertising profession is maligned as selling people things that they don't want. But they could claim that their business was the art of telling people what they really want.

Jas said...

Ah very true, apologies, everyone was very welcoming, not exclusive at all and no knowledge of philosophy needed, just interesting discussion so pop along if you've been pondering it :-)

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