New Salon NYC - Meeting #9
posted August 19, 2016 8:52 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Thu August 25 at 7:30 PM, [Pls. Email for Direx!]
119 Macdougal St, New York, NY, USA (Map & Directions)
This time out, we'll be chatting about whether you are your friend's friend, what happens when we feel lonely, and the benefits of solitude. Please join us for good conversation and the last of the late-summer Margaritas at the next Salon in Brooklyn, on Thursday, August 25th, 2016 at 7:30 PM.
Are you your friend's friend? New research claims that 50% of our friends don't think of us as friends. Who are those 50%? Do you know? Does it matter? When we call someone a "friend" what the hell do we mean, anyway?

It's self-evident that we like different people in different ways at different times, and through different phases of life, we have more or fewer friends. It's also safe to say that befriended, unfriended, friendless, everyone feels lonely sometimes. Is that always a bad thing? How much is too much? And how does loneliness square with solitude? For sure, there are many benefits to solitude: For anyone in the arts and a host of other concentrative metiers, it's all but a prerequisite. But if loneliness is a risk of solitude, is it also a prerequisite? And what about friends, how do they impact loneliness and solitude?

Feeling thoughtful? No plans for on the 25th? Please email me at for an invite and directions to the meeting, as well as a list of the articles for the upcoming Salon. If we haven't met before, please tell me some tidbit about yourself in your note. If you can't attend this session, but would like to be on the Master List to keep up on future Salons, let me know when you write. Otherwise please make clear if you're RSVPing for this time.

For those new to Salons, it's worth saying that our version is fairly loose in structure. Though we mostly tend to keep on topic, we don't always. And although conversation is usually based on the articles, not everyone reads them. So whether you're bold and chatty or shy and quiet or some mixture of the two, just drop me a line to get involved. We're a friendly bunch, always on the look out for more clever Mefites and their friends.

Hope to see you there!

posted by Violet Blue to Meetup (3 comments total)

Unfortunately, I have Thursday night grad school classes this semester, so I'm sadly out.
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 9:05 PM on August 22, 2016

As an FYI, it's rarely on the same day of the week. Last time out it was on a Friday; the time before that a Wednesday, I think.
posted by Violet Blue at 10:02 PM on August 22, 2016

Did this happen? Because if not, I'm lonely and would love to reboot this idea and have some MeFi company.
posted by gusandrews at 8:10 PM on September 2, 2016

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