Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tuesday Night OLists Happy Hour: Optional Values 2.0

A few weeks ago we had a scheduled topic of Optional Values for the Happy Hour.  I was particularly excited about that topic, but we happened to have very light attendance that week.

This week, let's give it a try again with Optional Values:

Reepicheep's Coracle had another interesting post this week, which was part of the Objectivist Blog Carnival.  The topic was optional values, and the post was Why Reading Medieval Latin is Central to the Purpose of the Atlanta Objectivist Society.  

My favorite quotes from the post:
A lot of times, the focus of an Objectivist club ends up on philosophy. Lectures, book discussion groups, and political arguments are par for the course. And there is nothing wrong with those things, of course. But if these clubs are going to be a real social network for the members (kinda like the social network of a church is my goal), there must be room for people to do optional values together... Basically, our idea is that if you are gonna watch movies or conjugate verbs, why not do them with like-minded people?
...as we all know, once you have read the Bible together and cracked jokes about Tolkein and South Park based on Latin, you have really forged a bond.
But don't take my word for it, go read the whole post! (after you finish reading this, of course.)

So, tonight's menu is about Optional Values:

Appetizer:  Optional Values include hobbies, side interests, and the like.  What are your optional values?  How do they support your primary or fundamental values?  What is it that draws you to a particular interest that you have?  Is it intellectual?  Physical (like a sport) or other?

Drink Special:  Are your optional values primarily social or are they more solitary?  What outlets do you have for participating in them?  Do you belong to a club or group for it/them?


Happy Hour takes place every Tuesday night, from 9-10 p.m. Eastern and 6-7 p.m. Pacific, at the new OList Chatroom.  Check your OList email for the login and password.

For more info on the OLists, check out the OList Events page here.

Your hosts for the OList Socials are @DianaHsieh@laforgetm (aka William Green) and myself, @Earl3d

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