Philosophy Cafe: Francis Kung, ‘Ways to better living and the way life works’

August Philosophy Café
Dr Francis Kung presents ‘Ways to better living and the way life works’
Wednesday 31 August from 7-9pm at The Barking Dog hotel, 126 Pakington St, Geelong West

This Wednesday 31 August from 7-9pm at The Barking Dog hotel, Dr Francis Kung, author of Ways to better living presents ‘Ways to better living and the way life works’.

Dr Kung introduces his presentation as follows.

Understanding the way life works is essential to living a balanced and satisfied life. This is because our views of the way life works can affect our thoughts and interpretations of events, which in turn may have either positive or not so positive impacts on our emotional, physical, social and spiritual wellbeing.

Our views of the way life works are dependent on our experiences, upbringing, education and spirituality. Therefore, we may have to drop some of our outdated assumptions and beliefs that limit us in one way or another, because our map is not the territory.

  1. The way life works
    • Life is difficult. If we accept this concept, then life is no longer difficult, because even if it is difficult, it does not matter anymore. Then, we will take our daily challenges as lessons to be learnt and respond in a mature way rather than wishing that everything is sweet and cared for.
    • We are in control of our lives. Those who believe that they are in control of their lives are more likely to take positive actions to solve their problems. They will take responsibilities rather than blaming others.
    • Nothing very good or very bad lasts for very long. Once we realize, then we would not be too concerned if our world changes every now and then, sometimes in our favour, sometimes not.
  2. Ways to better living
    When we set meaningful goals for ourselves, then we would not be busy doing things that are not important. If we want happiness, give happiness to others. The way to get what you want is to help others get what they want.
    • Our purpose is giving ourselves to care for others and help them grow.

Philosophy Café takes place on the last Wednesday of each month, February to November.

Entry is free and includes a glass of wine and nibbles.

Dr Kung's book, Ways to Better Living, is available from Readings Melbourne or as an E-book from the publisher.

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