Explore life’s biggest questions and what it means to flourish in today’s world in this nine-part series with host Ashley Zhang.
Today, we live in a troubling paradox. Despite inhabiting an era of great prosperity and abundance, people are suffering in new ways: depression and suicide rates are rising sharply among youth; “deaths of despair” claim hundreds of thousands of American lives every year; loneliness is widely reported as an epidemic. We lack answers to the most fundamental questions of how to live, and have lost sight of what composes a good life. In order to figure out how to navigate our complex world, it is critical that we understand what it means to flourish.
Join Ashley for a nine-part Interintellect series on human flourishing: what it is, how we can achieve it as individuals, and how we can create the conditions that foster it on a civilizational scale.
We will explore the under-explored questions that govern our lives:
- What does it mean to be a good person?
- How should we choose a vocation?
- Where can we find love, meaning, friendship, and purpose?
- What is a worthy life?
Through dialogue with each other, and with the wisdom of great thinkers of the past and the present, we will craft a shared framework for how to live.
Date and Time: Third Wednesday of every month at 6 PM Pacific Time
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# Date Episode 1 Jan. 18, 2023 Physical Health
How do we attain and maintain strength and vitality?
2 Feb. 15, 2023 Mental Wellbeing
How do we manage our minds so that they work for, not against, us?
3 Mar. 22, 2023 Social Connection & Belonging
How do we find and care for people we love?
4 Apr. 19, 2023 Love & Intimacy
How do we face the mortifying ordeal of being known?
5 May. 17, 2023 Work & Vocation
How do we find our calling?
6 Aug. 23, 2023 Religion & Spirituality
How do we transcend ourselves?
Sept. 20, 2023
Leisure & Learning
How do we find and enjoy time for ourselves?
8 TBD Character & Virtue
How do we cultivate an excellent soul?
9 TBD Toward a Vision of Human Flourishing
How do we craft a future that is conducive to individual and collective flourishing?
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