How Well Do We Listen? or, Do We Want to Like the World Through Sound?
Where: Aesthetic Realism Foundation
141 Greene St.
212-777-4490 Price: $8
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The Learning to Like the World class of Saturday, November 19, is for children ages 5-12. Aesthetic Realism, the philosophy founded by poet and critic Eli Siegel, shows that the deepest purpose of every person is to like the world. In keeping with that great principle, at this class teachers Barbara Allen and Robert Murphy will take up and illustrate the following sentences by Chairman of Education Ellen Reiss:
“Each of the senses is a means for us to make a one of those biggest of opposites: our self and the world…There are the sounds of people, talking, laughing. There are the sounds of birds, footsteps, the gentle rattle of someone’s keys. Hearing has the world merge with, get within one person. To like the world, feel and know it accurately, is what we have our senses for….But one of the most frequent forms of contempt is the not listening as people speak—the putting on a show of listening while one’s mind is with superior company, the company within oneself.”
Through this event, boys and girls will see listening in a new way—as a means of really respecting the world, other people, and themselves!Buy tickets/get more info now