We look forward to welcoming new members in 2023. Participation in the U3A 5-session Demystifying Psychology Course program is listed as a pre-requisite. In some circumstances that may not be necessary, so please contact the Convener.
We started a discussion about personal and community values and how easy, or otherwise, it might be to consistently apply these values. It was noted that circumstances can impact on our ideals and concluded that history suggests that extreme environments impact on the ideal expression of one’s values, and that values can change when priorities change.
Andrew McFarlane posed a curly question which challenged us to individually make a choice and to explain that choice in terms of our earlier values discussion. Andrew described a failing hot air balloon carrying three passengers. The balloon could survive if the load was lightened. One passenger had to go. Andrew’s question was “Which passenger? The young health scientist, an environmental scientist, etc etc. ..”. As you likely know, there is no one single and correct solution to such a dilemma. How we live in shades of grey can be the challenge.
UPDATE (please ignore previous dates)
Thursday 21 December 12:00 – 2:00 – Xmas lunch at The North Eastern Hotel (1 Nunn Street, Benalla). Booking name “Jane”. Please RSVP to 0437 621 575 or email@example.com by Monday 18 December. Note – the Demystifying Psychology Course Group will join us.
I would like to end the year with a big thank you to the fearless “Discussion” group participants who have covered ground recommended ”not suitable” for Xmas, weddings, BBQs and the like. My appreciation to the U3A committee for making Benalla U3A work so smoothly, particularly to Len, Bev and Heather.
All the best for 2024!