Wisdom: The quality of having experience, knowledge, good judgment Wising Up: Easier Said Than Done, Easiest Done Together
SECOND SATURDAYS Wising Up Zoom Discussion Groups: Several times a year, we focus on a specific Wising Up Anthology and discuss selected readings from it. People are invited to attend any, or all, of the sessions they find of interest—and to bring a friend.
Having published our seventeenth Wising Up Anthology, we thought it would be interesting to develop a network of readers across the country who would enjoy exploring together, in real time, some of the major themes we focus on in our anthologies: psychological and social resilience, social justice, immigration and belonging, pluralism in families, illness and meaning, creative aging.
In the three years that followed, we have enjoyed numerous successful discussions. Participants leave enlivened, having met new people, gained new insights in ways they wouldn't otherwise.
How does our sense of community shift when we take, for a brief while, a musing, reflective stance—even with very charged subjects? One where we seek to understand rather than persuade, to identify with rather than distinguish ourselves from? One where we realize that we are all, with all our differences, equally responsible for finding what unites us?
Our books are available from most internet booksellers. If bought from our bookstore for this purpose, books are $14, including tax and shipping. Electronic versions of the anthologies can be purchased directly from Amazon or Apple for $5 and are available immediately. There is no charge for the groups themselves.
If you want to buy from our bookstore, include your mailing address and phone number and the titles you want to buy and that they are for WUP Discussions and we will send you an electronic invoice at the discount rate you can pay through PayPal, credit card, or by check.