A Night of Better Conversation: The Good Society

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[Sponsored] The School of Life joins Mercedes me for a meaningful chat about what makes for a healthy society

Grousing about the government is something of a national pastime. But envisioning a better society? Now that’s something we don’t do too often. At this evening of discussion for discussion’s sake (the novelty!), you’re invited to mull over big questions, such as: what would the perfect government look like? Is there such a thing as good nationalism? Should economics be driven by ethics rather than profit? In this golden age of television, why does reality TV still exist? (That last one is just something we’ve been scratching our heads about.)

They’re the sort of philosophical chestnuts you likely haven’t tangoed with since uni, but don’t worry if you’re out of practice. The discussion is facilitated by journalist and writer Myke Bartlett, a faculty member of the School of Life, Alain de Botton’s educational institute for “living wisely and well”. This will be the fifth event in the Better Conversations series, a collaboration between the School of Life and Mercedes me. (Previous topics included happiness and death – you know, the fluffy stuff.) The series aims to create fun, social and meaningful conversations. Now when was the last time you had one of those?

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