Inspirational Book Group and Guided MeditationTuesday November 29, 2022
7:30 PM until 8:30 PM
Join us on Tuesday November 29th at 7:30pm, in in room 202 for the Inspirational Book Group’s discussion of Friendfluence: the Surprising Ways Friends Make Us Who We Are by Carlin Flora.
Description: Psychology Today features editor Flora coined the term "friendfluence" to suggest that friends provide us with more than just social recreation; with successful friendship comes a range of physical, emotional, and professional benefits. Her interdisciplinary discussion draws on scientific research, philosophy, and anecdotes to examine friendship across a lifespan, from playground pals to adolescent and adult relationships. She also alights on the particular struggles some—like those diagnosed with Asperger's—face when trying to make friends. Flora shows that friendships are often formed through unconscious strategies (such as the evolutionary impulse to cooperate), and tend to bind individuals together in ways that are in some sense more resilient than marital or familial ties. Yet friendfluence is not without its darker counterpart, and Flora does not shy away from issues like teasing, lying, and betrayal, topics that—perhaps tellingly—segue into a discussion of friendship in the age of Facebook. The book is far-reaching, and the natural consequence of such a massive scope is that some sections feel limited, and unifying themes can be hard to parse. But just as the "dance of disclosure" allows individuals to get to know one another, so too does Flora's compelling book disclose many of friendship's secrets.”
Copies of the books are available in regular print, so stop by the library to pick up a physical copy. It is also available on Hoopla as an eAudio.
After the discussion there will be the opportunity to participate in a guided meditation.
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Location: 202: Group Study 4
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