Tuesday, November 14, 2006

"Why it's Good to Be Good"

Speaker Stephen G. Post, Professor, Department of Bioethics, Case Shhool of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, will make this presentation this evening.


Tis Better to Give than to Receive and Science Says It's So: Why It's Good to be Good and What This Means for the Pursuit of Happiness 
with Stephen Post, Ph.D.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006 @ 7:30 p.m. at the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes.

This presentation will focus on the ways in which spiritual and psychological traditions have asserted the paradox of unselfish love - in the giving of self lies the unsought discovery of self.  It will also cover the "progress paradox" - that despite more wealth, Americans on the whole are less happy than they were in the 1930s.  An argument will be made for the centrality of positive psychology in the forms of gratitude, compassionate love, forgiveness, faith, self-control, and hope as keys to authentic happiness.

The latest scientific research and epidemiology will be coupled with philosophy, ethics, and spiritual concepts in presenting the argument as to why it really is good to be good.

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