The Amateur Society: Charlottesville Aftermath

Charlottesville

Amateurs,

Our regular open call will take place tonight, Tuesday 8/15, at 8:00pm eastern time via Skype. To join in please send us a contact request on Skype by searching for our account name amateursociety. If you have any questions or need clarification, please drop us a line on the contact page here or email us directly at amateursociety@gmail.com. These weekly meetings can be found on Spreaker, YouTube, and on iTunes via the Podcast app.

Over the weekend we saw political and ideological tensions boil over into violent clashes between extremist groups leading to many injuries and a fatality. There are many questions that should be raised about this dangerous and incendiary incident, and our discussion will focus on the higher level implications of the trends that have led us to this point. Where will we go from here? Is the division in our society irreparable? How do identity politics devolve? What do different worldviews have to do with the escalating conflict?

Join us for another engaging and informative conversation tonight at 8:00pm!

God bless,

Steven

The Amateur Society: Meeting Postponed To Tomorrow (Tuesday – 08.15.2017)

Schedule

Amateurs,

Our normal Monday meeting will be on Tuesday again this week because of a schedule conflict.

Our regular open call will take place tomorrow, Tuesday 8/15, at 8:00pm eastern time via Skype. To join in please send us a contact request on Skype by searching for our account name amateursociety. If you have any questions or need clarification, please drop us a line on the contact page here or email us directly at amateursociety@gmail.com. These weekly meetings can be found on Spreaker, YouTube, and on iTunes via the Podcast app.

Join us for another engaging and informative conversation tomorrow at 8:00pm!

God bless,

Steven

The Amateur Society: Communication And Antifragile Relationships

Socrates

Amateurs,

Our regular open call will take place tonight, Monday 8/7, at 8:00pm eastern time via Skype. To join in please send us a contact request on Skype by searching for our account name amateursociety. If you have any questions or need clarification, please drop us a line on the contact page here or email us directly at amateursociety@gmail.com. These weekly meetings can be found on Spreaker, YouTube, and on iTunes via the Podcast app.

Communication is absolutely vital, yet how much of our time is dedicated to understanding even the most basic interactions that we have with others and with ourselves? What we have, right here, on a grand scale, is an epic failure to communicate. How tedious and unimportant can our default conversations get? Life is too short to simply remain in first gear of nagging trivialities. Let’s have some real talk about the importance of communication and its role in building antifragile relationships that grow stronger when put under the pressures that life inevitably generates.

Join us for another engaging and informative conversation tonight at 8:00pm!

God bless,

Steven

Podcast: The Amateur Society – Frustration, Boredom, And Identity – 07.31.2017

FoggyDock

All of us experience frustration and boredom at various intervals. Occasionally we’ll go through a season where they occur simultaneously, and other times they will take turns occupying the forefront of our attention. Often these conditions don’t rise to the level of our full attention, but perhaps they should. A proper investigation of them can deliver important insights about ourselves and how our identity is developed. Generally, we typically view our routines and standard operating procedures as less interesting because of a lack of novelty and the dullness of repetition. However, proper perspective dictates that the more time we dedicate to something the more interested we should be in it. Our habits and routines are a large part of what defines our decisions and ultimately our identities. How our worldview structures our outlook on these apparently more benign states has much more importance than meets the eye.

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The Amateur Society: Frustration, Boredom, And Identity

FoggyDock

Amateurs,

Our regular open call will take place tonight, Monday 7/31, at 8:00pm eastern time via Skype. To join in please send us a contact request on Skype by searching for our account name amateursociety. If you have any questions or need clarification, please drop us a line on the contact page here or email us directly at amateursociety@gmail.com. These weekly meetings can be found on Spreaker, YouTube, and on iTunes via the Podcast app.

All of us experience frustration and boredom at various intervals. Occasionally we’ll go through a season where they occur simultaneously, and other times they will take turns occupying the forefront of our attention. Often these conditions don’t rise to the level of our full attention, but perhaps they should. A proper investigation of them can deliver important insights about ourselves and how our identity is developed. Generally, we typically view our routines and standard operating procedures as less interesting because of a lack of novelty and the dullness of repetition. However, proper perspective dictates that the more time we dedicate to something the more interested we should be in it. Our habits and routines are a large part of what defines our decisions and ultimately our identities. How our worldview structures our outlook on these apparently more benign states has much more importance than meets the eye.

Join us for another engaging and informative conversation tonight at 8:00pm!

God bless,

Steven

The Amateur Society: Uncertain Uncertainties

ElectronCloud

Amateurs,

Our regular open call will take place tonight, Tuesday 7/25, at 8:00pm eastern time via Skype. To join in please send us a contact request on Skype by searching for our account name amateursociety. If you have any questions or need clarification, please drop us a line on the contact page here or email us directly at amateursociety@gmail.com. These weekly meetings can be found on Spreaker, YouTube, and on iTunes via the Podcast app.

After spending a month looking into blockchain technology, tonight we will turn back to the dynamics of the current events landscape. In many ways it seems like we are stuck in the same place with respect to the dominant narratives, trends, and themes. In other ways we’re seeing some material developments on key issues. How do we know which version of current events is accurate? Is President Trump on a fast track to impeachment or an overhaul that leads to prosperity? Stepping back, how should we structure our analysis through the lens of uncertainty. This poorly understood area of decision making and critical thinking rarely gets attention because of its seemingly arcane underpinnings in probabilistic mathematics. However, it is both useful and necessary to understand core principles about uncertainty so that we can proceed through the morass of information in a more informed manner.

Join us for another engaging and informative conversation tonight at 8:00pm!

God bless,

Steven

The Amateur Society: Meeting Postponed To Tomorrow (Tuesday – 07.25.2017)

Schedule

Amateurs,

Our normal Monday meeting will be on Tuesday again this week because of a schedule conflict.

Our regular open call will take place tomorrow, Tuesday 7/25, at 8:00pm eastern time via Skype. To join in please send us a contact request on Skype by searching for our account name amateursociety. If you have any questions or need clarification, please drop us a line on the contact page here or email us directly at amateursociety@gmail.com. These weekly meetings can be found on Spreaker, YouTube, and on iTunes via the Podcast app.

Join us for another engaging and informative conversation tomorrow at 8:00pm!

God bless,

Steven