10 March 2017

from Lawrence, SUNDAY PhiloMadrid meeting at 6:30pm: Taking life as it comes

Dear friends,

This Sunday we are discussing: Taking life as it comes

This common expression usually means to accept things or events in our
life and try to live with them at best we can. The opposite would be to
fight against fate and become stressed or worse, depressed and an angry

Indeed sometimes the turn of events is so serious that we just don't
have time to react to these events never mind charting a decent course
of action. On the other hand there is always something or someone who
can thwart our efforts in life on a daily basis that we have to make an
effort to feel that we are doing something with our life. We just don't
want to feel we are a bottle in an ocean rocking with the waves and
flowing with the currents.

From our perspective, this state of mind can be interpreted as
succumbing to fatalism or determinism that implies we have very little
chance of changing things. However, we also don't want to imply that we
should be inert, or maybe some form of automata in life where we act
without reason, will nor intention.

Maybe the best way to interpret this expression, so it can be of some
form of driving force, is to react to changing fortunes by finding the
best possible solution rather than to panic.

Best Lawrence

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PhiloMadrid Meeting
Meet 6:30pm
Centro Segoviano
Alburquerque, 14
28010 Madrid
Metro: Bilbao
Open Tertulia in English every
Thursdays at Triskel in c/San Vicente Ferrer 3.
Time: from 19:30 to 21h

from Lawrence, SUNDAY PhiloMadrid meeting at 6:30pm: Taking life as it comes

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