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Date: 2014-09-30 22:51:48
Wed, Oct 8, Sam Alexander, Glass half full?

Sydney’s Philosophy in the Café - Philo Agora

Second Wednesday of the month. 7 for 7:30 at Abla Pastry, 425 New Canterbury Rd, Dulwich Hill.

Wednesday, 8th October, Sam Alexander, Is the glass half full, or half empty?

Is the glass half full, or is the glass half empty? Has it emptied from a full life as was destined, or is it still filling in anticipation? Or has the glass never been full, life never fully lived, the love never realised? Where is the carafe to fill the glass and quench my thirst for life? But perhaps the glass is twice as big as it needs to be? It can then be full to the brim, spilling down the side like tears of joy or sorrow, down our cheeks.
We cannot always choose the amount of life allotted to us, but we can choose the size of our glass.

Sam Alexander is a technologist starting as a PMG technician in the 60's, a large systems computer engineer in the 70's, a money market systems consultant in the 80's, an equipment manufacturer in the 90's, a retailer in the noughties, and self-opinionated in the teens. He also holds degrees in divinity and theology, and is a joint convenor of Philo Agora.

Philo Agora's format is a talk for 20 minutes starting at 7:30. The presenter then answers any questions of clarification from the floor. We then take a break of 5 to 10 minutes for more coffee and to mull over the talk and discuss it within small groups. The microphone is then passed around the audience for comment, opinion, and often counter argument to a maximum of 2 minutes. The presenter is then given a 5 minute right of reply. We usually finish up at 9pm.

Come early from 6:30pm and join the regulars in a pastry and coffee before the presentation. The cost of the night is $8 which includes your first cup of coffee or tea.

We look forward to your attendance and participation.


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