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Massimo Pigliucci: Stoic Exercises to Thrive in a World out of Your Control

By May 3, 2020 May 6th, 2020 No Comments

It has suddenly become painfully clear that we control much less about the world than we think or would like. This notion of limited control also happens to be at the very center of the ancient Greco-Roman philosophy of Stoicism. The Stoics developed an ethics and a practice around it, and Massimo joined us at our May 3, 2020 Zoom platform to discuss how both are very much relevant to the 21st century.


Sunday Platform is our most important and long-standing community event. These gatherings educate, stimulate personal growth, inspire reflection and action, and strengthen our community. Sunday meetings usually begin with music, followed by greetings and a talk given by a Society Leader, member, or guest.  Platforms cover a variety of topics that reflect current events, pressing social issues, and Ethical Culture philosophy. A collection basket is passed and money is shared between the Society and a charity selected for that day.  While contributions are always appreciated, Sunday meetings are free and open to the public.  Each Sunday meeting is followed by a luncheon and social hour.

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