Discussion article for the meetup : Atlanta Lesswrong's May Meetup: The Rationality of Social Relationships, Friendship, Love, and Family.
We’ve been chipping away at the rationality of happiness, so let’s narrow in on one of the most influential components of happiness: social relationships, both platonic and romantic. Agenda:
Introductions, and meet and greet for new members.
Mini-presentations. Anyone is invited to present on a topic of their choice related to this month’s theme.
Discussions. We’ll start with a large group discussion and break into smaller groups as needed.
Games! Because games are fun, and build good social relationships. :-)
Recommended (but not required) reading: http://lesswrong.com/lw/70u/rationality_lessons_learned_from_irrational/ http://lesswrong.com/lw/63i/rational_romantic_relationships_part_1/
If you don’t get a chance to read these, don’t worry! We will set aside 10 minutes at the meeting to read the articles before discussion.
(Please contact me if you have allergies to cats, as our meeting space has two of the most adorable cats you’ve ever seen.)