"Increasing the World's – and Our – Wisdom Quotient in a Time of Shortsighted Decision Making" - Presented by Reynold Ruslan Feldman
Overview: What is wisdom, and why do we need it now more than ever? We live in an era of self-serving decision making, providing the greatest good to the fewest people; a time in which Machiavelli's Prince would feel right at home. Wisdom is making decisions that over time prove positive for self, others, the Earth and beyond. If the world is to stay in business, all of us will need to ratchet up our daily decision-making skills to balance out and overcome selfish or ignorance-based shortsightedness. In this session we will discuss and practice how to do just that.
When: Monday, October 7th, 2019, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), Adult Education Program
Frasier Parlor, Mountain View United Methodist Church
355 Ponca Place
Boulder, Colorado 80303
This presentation is part of the Fall 2019 OLLI Boulder Speaker Series—Topics Worth Exploring: Mondays, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Frasier Parlor Boulder Speaker Series. All talks are held Monday afternoons (Sept. 16 through Nov. 4) from 1-3 p.m. in the Frasier Parlor at Mountain View United Methodist Church, 355 Ponca Pl., Boulder, CO 80303.
How to Register
The OLLI Boulder Fall Term registration began for ‘life long learners’ on Monday, August 5, 2019.
Registration link: portfolio.du.edu/olliboulder
Hope to see some of you there!
Thanks, Ren Ruslan
Friday, July 26th, 2019. At T minus 10 hours, my wife and I are already racing around to get supplies for the evening’s blast-off: wine, red and white; reusable plastic wine glasses; napkins, all in town; then cheese, mixed nuts, and crackers, all from the closest Costco in nearby Superior. Then to the church’s parish hall, our launch-site venue, to leave the food in the fridge and set up the tables, chairs, and lectern. Back home. Shower and change. Leave at 6 pm, T minus one hour, to get to the site 50 minutes ahead to make sure everything is in order and to greet the 40 people who eventually show up.
The journey of a thousand li begins with a single step. (Chinese saying)
It was a ten-minute interview on local community radio: KGNU to be precise. The actual interview took double that time, but Maeve C., the lovely interviewer from Dublin, Ireland, did a good job afterwards of whittling my remarks down to the allotted ten minutes. Plus, we shot the breeze for another half hour on finishing up. Such are the temptations of wisdom.