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The Benefits of Connecting in a Suspicious World
We will read and discuss the book, “The Power of Strangers” by Joe Keohane. As we've become increasingly isolated socially, politically and economically we are losing attributes that support happiness, empathy and even cognitive functioning. The author draws ideas from a growing body of research that shows even passing interactions with strangers can ease loneliness and provide a deepening sense of belonging. He gathered tips from researchers and tried them out with strangers on the street and in other situations. The results were sometimes awkward or entertaining, but frequently very satisfying. Gerry Lapidus has lead OLLI book discussions since 2005. Classes are informal and conversational. He leads the first discussion and requests volunteers to lead subsequent meetings while he serves as moderator. Please read Prolog, Chapt 1 and 2 for the first session.
Event Type : Study Groups      
Category : Social Science
Date(s) : 03/14/2022 - 04/25/2022
Day of Week : Monday
Time : 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Location : Online Only
Fee : $40.00
Event Status : COMPLETED