Learning to Like the World

Aesthetic Realism

LEARNING TO LIKE THE WORLD: A Class for Young People

Taught by Robert Murphy & Barbara Allen

Upcoming classes:


Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 11 AM-12:15 PM

“Thinking about Animals Can Make Us Kinder to People!” <<Click here for the announcement


Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 11 AM-12:15 PM

“How Well Do We Listen? or, Do We Want to Like the World through Sound?” <<Click here for the announcement


Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 11 AM-12:15 PM

“Can You Be Kind & Proud as You Think about Money?” <<Click here for the announcement



This workshop for young people between the ages of 5 and 12 teaches that their deepest desire is to know and like the world, and that everything—from a flower to mathematics to their mothers—can be used to like the world. We discuss (for example) Animals, Sports, Food, Imagination, Conversations, Friends, Poetry, Art, Music. Some subjects: Happiness Means You and the World Are a Team!; Books Can Take Your Feelings Everywhere!; Hurray for People—They’ve Got Insides Like Yours!

Monthly Class (no advance registration needed)
3rd Saturday of each month, 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Fee: $8

FACULTY BIOS: Barbara Allen, Robert Murphy
See articles: “Why Young Men Are Bored and Angry” by Robert Murphy, and “Ninth Graders Learn about Opposites in Reality, Literature, and Themselves” by Barbara Allen

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