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HAT FORUM, Sat. Aug 27, 11am - 1pm "Memory"

HAT Forum, Saturday, August 27, 2011
LOCATION:  OISE, 252 Bloor Street W.  Room 2-198
Facilitator: Cornelis van de Graaff
TOPIC:  Memory
“Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”    Santayana. (1863 – 1952)

What is Memory ?Is Memory selective? How and why ?
Can we control our own Memory ? Should we attempt this ?
How long should we dwell on the past?
Is our Memory ALWAYS beneficial - Should we dwell on bad Memories ?
Are we more inclined to remember  the positive or the negative - Do we have a choice ?
Can we control or errase parts of our Memory  ?
What is the purpose of War Memorials ? “Lest we forget” may have been the cause of more new strife than the strife it remembered.

We can only remember events, from our own personal viewpoint.
Are we always able to make allowances for this - Should we? How ?
Is Santayana always right ?

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HAT meetings are free and open to members and the public. Call (416) 966-1361 for location information. ___________________________________________________
The Humanist Forum meets Saturday morning 11am-1pm.
The Monthly Meeting, is usually the second Saturday at 1:30pm; specifics should be found on this blog.
The Steering Committee meets the first Wednesday of each month, at 7pm.
The Book Group usually meets on the first Saturday afternoon of the month.