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Virtual Book Club- 1 hour

September 10, 2020 @ 5:30 am - 6:30 pm

Next Week (9/10/20) starts another great book for Our Virtual Book Club Team.


If you are interested in joining please email Nia Davis at ndavis@rapecrisis.com . The upcoming book  and link to join the zoom session is provided below. We welcome anyone interested in joining a group of likeminded people for socialization, community interaction and intriguing topics. We hope to see you soon. 

Book Club is Every Thursday at 5:30pm- 6:30pm. https://zoom.us/j/98795397927

The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom (pub 2006) by American psychologist Dr. Jonathan Haidt.  


In this book, Haidt poses several “Great Ideas” on happiness espoused by thinkers of the past—PlatoBuddhaJesus, and others—and examines them in the light of contemporary psychological research, extracting from them any lessons that still apply to our modern lives. Central to the book are the concepts of virtue, happiness, fulfillment, and meaning. The Introduction first explains that the author’s goal is to reduce the infinite ‘wisdom’ accessible to modern people into 10 great ideas, each idea is discussed at length through 10 chapters (one for each idea). One widely-cited metaphor throughout Haidt’s book is that of the elephant and the rider. He uses a lovely analogy to explain both the emotional/instant gratification side (as the elephant), and the rational/conflict resolution side (as the rider). The rider of the elephant appears to be in charge sitting atop the elephant, but when there’s a disagreement between the elephant and the rider, the elephant usually wins due to the fact that, in relation to size, the rider is much smaller than the elephant and tires much quicker. The “Great Ideas” build on this analogy and through each chapter, we learn about directing the rider and motivating the elephant.


September 10, 2020
5:30 am - 6:30 pm