01 January 2015

from Lawrence, SUNDAY PhiloMadrid meeting at 6:30pm: What is a family? + news

Dear friends,

First of all Happy New Year 2015!!!

The first topic of the year is: What is a family? That is an apt topic
given that many of us would have spent the last two weeks with our
families, at least some of them.

Human families are important systems for the biological survival of
individuals, especially infants, in society families provide stability
for individuals to prosper and in politics families provide the human
power to prop up the mechanism of power and authority.

Although, the immediate concept of family brings to mind parents and
children, we also include in this concept the extended family of close
relatives. However, in many societies they include other tribe members
or even close friends rather relatives. We also have the idea of the
single parent family which one might think is a modern phenomenon, but
in reality it has probably always existed but through social and
religious pressures these people were shunned from society.

The key factors of a functioning family must surely be stability and
cooperation. And these are the very same characteristics that make a
successful society and political system. But if stability of the family
is important for the stability of community why do we have the
impression that the family is not being supported by the community? An
impression we get from reduced health care services, expensive
education, unprofitable economic policies, mind-sets of short term
profiteering, and outright discrimination of 50% of the population.

In the meantime Ruel has told me that he is taking the week off from
writing essays to spend with his family.

Finally, Gloria has sent us a link of her band playing at:
SCHINNY BLACK en los conciertos acusticos de los mercadillos de Radio
Vallekas en mp3 (subido 14/12 a las 09:10:49) 57:53 - iVoox
Best Lawrence

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Blog: http://philomadrid.blogspot.com.es/
PhiloMadrid Meeting
Meet 6:30pm
Centro Segoviano
Alburquerque, 14
28010 Madrid
Metro: Bilbao
Open Tertulia in English every
From: January 15 at Triskel in c/San Vicente Ferrer 3.
Time: from 19:30 to 21h

from Lawrence, SUNDAY PhiloMadrid meeting at 6:30pm: What is a family? +

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