Agenda: Eat. (Play videos during). Share best/worst. Also- something/someone you love. No quiz. (It’s a holiday!) PPT surprise Discussion
For your future viewing pleasures…. The top 20 love scenes of all time: part 1 part 2 Animal love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX o3NFqkaRM So now that you all know how much I love dogs, here’s my way of saying that how much you guys mean to me! ALSO, I think I figured out why this class is so amazing…..
Valentine’s Day Superstitions It is said that the kind of bird a girl watches on Valentine's Day predicts her future husband. For instance: Sparrow: a poor man Owl: remain spinster Bluebird: a happy man Blackbird: a priest or clergyman Crossbill: an argumentative man ˜ If an apple is cut in half, the number of seeds found inside the fruit will indicate the number of children that individual will have. To be awoken by a kiss on Valentine's Day is considered lucky. On Valentine's Day, the first guy's name you read in the paper or hear on the TV or radio will be the name of the man you will marry. If you see a squirrel on Valentine's Day, you will marry a cheapskate who will hoard all your money. If you see a goldfinch on Valentine's Day, you will marry a millionaire. If you see a robin on Valentine's Day, you will marry a crime fighter - maybe they mean Batman! If you see a flock of doves on Valentine's Day, you will have a happy, peaceful marriage. If you find a glove on the road on Valentine's Day, your future beloved will have the other missing glove.
Topics from Siddhartha The search for spiritual enlightenment Inner vs. exterior guidance The wisdom of indirection Love and its impact on enlightenment Wisdom in the absence/presence of love
Blog Themes College as a journey towards finding oneself Enlightenment is something found internally Each journey is unique to the individual; enlightenment is not universal Personal definitions of enlightenment One must learn about themselves before achieving enlightenment Love empowers an individual Women are virtually disregarded within the text
Discussion Do you agree or disagree with the statement: – “The more you learn, the less you know?” To what extent does outside knowledge hinder the ability to find one’s self? Is it necessary to become desensitized or disconnected from the physical world in order to find one’s self? Are indirect paths actually more beneficial?
Love Discussion What role does love play in enlightenment? Is it necessary? Or are disassociations necessary in order to find one’s Self? How does Siddhartha respond to love so far and what does the role of love in the novel say about women? Does love make one more or less wise? What is the difference between love and passion? Love and compassion? Discuss how love and enlightenment both require knowledge of oneself and unique journeys