We started a conversation last week about New Year’s resolutions, specifically those that are “good for the soul.” We left some meat on the bone, so to speak, and so we’re going to continue that conversation this week, but with some added things to think about.
The past week has also brought us the deaths of two well-known actors, Sidney Poitier, the first Black actor to win an Oscar for best actor, and comedian Bob Saget, who had built a career playing steady father types on TV despite the notorious raunchiness of his standup routines. While we don’t normally talk about celebrity deaths at PubTheo, both men have left us with interesting quotes that give us something to think about, and discuss.
One of the resolutions that we did talk about last week was the idea of taking stock of your life every day. The quote from Poitier, in the illustration above, plays into this idea. Poitier said, “I always wanted to be someone better the next day than I was the day before.” What do you think of that? And more specifically, what does it mean to be “a better person” and how might we go about achieving that? Do you think this is a reasonable thing for us to take stock in and then seek to make happen?
Similarly, Saget is quoted as saying, “If you don’t wake up happy every day, change something.” What resonates with you about that sentiment? And, as importantly, what would you push back against, and why?
We’re going to talk about these questions, and probably a lot more, in our conversation tomorrow evening, Jan. 11. Join us for the discussion starting at 7pm at 313 Pizza Bar in downtown Lake Orion.