The Truth About Dating
Persuasion, The Subconscious, and Authenticity
Part II begins January 14th from 6-9pm.
The cost for the course is $250 with the option to try one class free. Registration information found below.
From the outside looking in, dating can be seen as a science fiction story in itself. People’s unconscious biases and desires trigger them to perform in ways that are certainly worth questioning and analyzing. Dating is a performance and presentation of the self where the performers, those on the date, are presenting the self they believe will be best received by the person across from them. However, eventually this show must come to an often chaotic and destructive end because it is inauthentic and creates a lot of pressure on the performers.
Part I Course Synopsis:
This show happens all the time and should prompt us to ask ourselves, why does this show happen in the first place? Why can’t we be ourselves and avoid the pressure of an inauthentic performance? A potential answer can be found in the many disconnects between how dating is portrayed in popular culture and how it is experienced in real life. This course will explore why does this disconnect exists and what it means for people dating, as well as the psychological and philosophical strategies people embody by exploring the roles power and performance.
Part II Course Synopsis:
Will discuss what is happening inside of relationships. The course will go into features and complexities of actual relationships; as a core component of this course, we will be discussing the distinct differences between the sexes, and we will emphasize what characterizes women. Why? The identity of women is not often illicit or found in popular culture. Both men and women are surprised to find out what distinguishes women from men. This will lead our group into discussions around the resultant complexities involved in two distinct 'species' attempting to cohabit in a just and healthy manner.
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"But, aside from learning the theory and practice, there is a third factor necessary to becoming a master in any art – the mastery of the art must be a matter of ultimate concern; there must be nothing else in the world more important than the art. This holds true for music, for medicine, for carpentry – and for love. And, maybe, here lies the answer to the question of why people in our culture try so rarely to learn this art, in spite of their obvious failures: in spite of the deep-seated craving for love, almost everything else is considered to be more important than love: success, prestige, money, power – almost all our energy is used for the learning of how to achieve these aims, and almost none to learn the art of loving."
Erich Fromm, "The Art of Loving"
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