Many of us are conflicted about work. We expect it to fulfill us, but we also hate our jobs. This conflict sparks questions that touch on the highest ideals about the purpose of our lives. Does each person have a calling—some line of work for which they are naturally suited? Who are we working for—our bosses, ourselves, our society? Which is more important, work or leisure? Should you aim to do what you love? Or is a job just a job, and fulfillment something to seek elsewhere? These questions are worth taking seriously. And if work truly is harmful to our life’s meaning, then the class itself, as a space for the leisurely exchange of ideas for their own sake, may be the right cure.
Dr. Jon Malesic’s four-week class will provide insight through the texts: Leisure, the Basis of Culture, Josef Pieper; Walden, Henry David Thoreau; Do What You Love and Other Lies About Success and Happiness, Miya Tokumitsu; Up from Slavery, Booker T. Washington
Cost includes all 4 classes
Sept 7, 14, 21, and 28, 6:30 - 8:30pm
$125 – General and $110 - Exclusive Members