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We Can’t Be Cats (But That Doesn’t Make Us Sheep)

October 1, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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You’ve heard the idiom about trying to manage a challenging group, “It’s like herding cats?” This is funny (and true) because, well, cats are impossible to herd. They do what they want, when they want.

You’ve also heard “Don’t be a sheep.” Being called a sheep is an insult. It means someone views you as just going along with things. At the Ethical Society, we don’t want to fall into complacency and group think; we value being individuals who have our own opinions.

But, when we are in community together, what is the sweet spot between these extremes? How do we balance doing what is best for the “greater good” with honoring ourselves and our own autonomy and ideas? Let’s explore this together with our Interim Director, Amy Miller, as we continue to “Explore the Human Condition.”

Amy is a clinical social worker, relationship coach, mediator, and the author of Easyish: Keys To A (Relatively) Easy Relationship, published in 2021.

This Platform will feature music from Dan Rubright (guitar) and Ben Wheeler (bass).

Upcoming performances:
Saturday, September 30, 8 p.m. Jack’s Joint (above O’Connell’s Pub) – Dan Rubright, guitar with John Covelli, trombone and Ben Wheeler, bass: An eclectic night of music including favorites by Ennio Morricone as well as original works by John and Dan. Suggested donation: $20.

Wednesday, October 4, noon to 1 p.m. Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California. Solo performance and talk for SCU music students and faculty.


Amy L Miller, MSW


October 1, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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