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The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know
We will read and discuss Think Again by Adam Grant. He examines ways we could and should question our opinions and attempt to open other people’s minds. Many of us favor the comfort of conviction over the discomfort of doubt. We see disagreement as a threat to our egos, rather than an opportunity to learn. As the book says, “our beliefs get brittle before our bones.” You will learn how an international debate champion wins arguments and how the author has coaxed Yankee fans to root for the Red Sox. Adam Grant shows how to get people to begin questioning their ideas, but he freely admits it is often impossible to change minds. Gerry Lapidus has conducted OLLI book discussions since 2005. The classes are informal and conversational. He leads the first week’s discussion and requests volunteers to lead the remaining sessions while he serves as moderator. Please read the Prologue and Section 1 (p.1-32) for the first session.
Event Type : Study Groups      
Category : Social Science
Date(s) : 11/01/2021 - 12/06/2021
Day of Week : Monday
Time : 1:00-3:00PM
Location : Online
Instructor : Lapidus Gerald
Fee : $35.00
Event Status : FULL