Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Religion & Spirituality
  3. Secular

Kids learn about new year's resolutions, from a naturalistic viewpoint

See also

Like Steven Spielberg says, we are all constantly re-inventing ourselves. The new year is a great time to take stock of our life and review our behavior from the previous year. What did we do that we liked? What did we do that we wish maybe we didn't? These are the things we'll be discussing with the kids on Sun. Jan 12 in "Natural Sunday School." The link for the event is here: http://tinyurl.com/lcemgeh .

In existential philosophy, one thing we've learned is that everyone has the right, and responsibility, to design their own life. Life's meaning is found from within. In choosing what kind of life we'd like to have, we also have to rule-out other possibilities, because we can't do all things. From a child's standpoint, they can pick their career aspirations; from astronaut, scientist, artist, to even being the President of the USA. Depending on what they want, they'll have to take different classes and training to achieve their goals.

How about you? Have you figured out what you want to be when you grow up? Have you listed all the possibilities, and then agonized over which one to pick, realizing that certain possibilities no longer exist because you can choose only one path?

To see other events sponsored by the Center for Philosophical Naturalism, click here:
http://www.meetup.com/Philosophical-Naturalists .

They also have videos available on their free YouTube channel here:
http://tinyurl.com/ltub9aa .

Other community, secular, and philosophical groups can also be found at meetup.com . For example, these are some of the groups that Portland has to offer:
-- Sunday Assembly: http://tinyurl.com/kkc8nyw
-- Center for Inquiry: http://tinyurl.com/mps923r
-- Humanists of Greater Portland: http://tinyurl.com/kmbmt57
-- Atheists Etcetera: http://tinyurl.com/nhjr3ha
-- Philosophy Workshop: http://tinyurl.com/pzs4ajc

Advertisement

Life

  • Dead babies found
    Seven dead babies were found in Utah resident Megan Huntsman's old home
    Video
    Shocking Discovery
  • Kendall Jenner
    Get the Coachella looks: Kendall Jenner’s nose ring, green hair and edgy nails
    Camera
    Coachella Look
  • Dog's Easter basket
    How to fill your dog’s Easter basket with the perfect toys
    Easter Basket
  • Rabbit owners
    Bringing home the bunny: Important information for rabbit owners
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Haunted island
    The world’s most haunted island may soon be the most haunted luxury resort
    Haunted Resort
  • Sunken ferry
    Search continues for missing passengers after a ferry sinks off the South Korean coast
    Video
    Sunken Ferry

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!