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Monday, September 1, 2014

FQ/DQ/Link for Christa Adams (sect. 10)

FQ:
Finish part of Donald Culross Peattie's quote from Joy of Walking:
"Time is not money; time is a an opportunity to _______________. So a man who walks, and lives and sees and thinks as he walks, has lengthened his life."

FQ:
What is Peripatetics' "stroll"? 

DQ:
How do you think walking could change your life or the life of another?

This is the article for This I Believe that I enjoyed.
http://thisibelieve.org/essay/144083/

Here is a link about how beneficial walking is for one's all around well-being.
http://www.britannica.com/blogs/2007/09/walking-and-other-philosophical-exercises/

1 comment:

  1. BIlly- Section 10; Group 311:34 PM CDT

    Since Christa has the ability to create a blog post and I don't, I'll just latch onto her work.

    I’ll knock this out of the way first;
    Factual Question: What is the term for the act of conducting reconnaissance (aka recon in slang)?

    I went to This I Believe and immediately found myself drawn to the section of 1950s essays. To my utter delight, I saw at the top of the page, a TIB recording from Robert Heinlein- who wrote one of my favorite books, Starship Troopers- titled “Our Noble, Essential Decency.”
    http://thisibelieve.org/essay/16630/

    To be honest, I was a quite surprised. Anybody who has read Starship Troopers and to a lesser extent, Stranger in a Strange Land, would immediately be as surprised as I was to hear him talk about the decency of people. In his novels, Heinlein sets forth very unique examples on what society and in individuals role in that society should be and how they came about. None of which has a foundation in the trust of ones fellow human beings. To hear him extol the virtues and inherent goodness of mankind…that’s a new take on Heinlein for me.

    So, here is my quote for today, courtesy of the new style (to me) of Mr. Heinlein;
    “I believe in my townspeople. You can knock on any door in our town, say “I’m hungry,” and you’ll be fed. Our town is no exception. I found the same ready charity everywhere. For the one who says, “The heck with you, I’ve got mine,” there are a hundred, a thousand, who will say, “Sure pal, sit down.””

    Which leads me to this;
    Discussion Question: If someone came to your door and said “I’m hungry” are you among the one who will say, “The heck with you, I’ve got mine” or are you in the group that would say “sure pal, sit down?” Obviously, there may be a middle ground. Discuss your answer and list your reasons why it is your answer.

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