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As 2021 commenced, and with the prospects for in-person events still many months away, it only seemed right to re-launch Dialogue Nights in virtual form. The March 5 gathering, called “Author a New Chapter – You are the Playwright,” proved the wisdom of that decision.
The first ever “virtual” Ikeda Forum for Intercultural Dialogue demonstrated the very concept it explored: value creation. There is no replacing the particular energy and sense of connection that define good in-person events.
There is the courage of superheroes and soldiers at war. Blockbuster courage, let’s call it. Then there is the courage of everyday people living regular lives. This was the courage explored in this Dialogue Nights.
This Ikeda Forum featured the dialogic experiences of eight young professionals who, over several months, engaged in ongoing, transformative dialogue with established scholars from the Center’s circle of friends and collaborators.
How can we live true to ourselves? And what does that really mean? Is there a difference between being original and being authentic? These were just a few of the questions discussed at the Center’s third Dialogue Nights of 2019.
That more than 80 Boston-area university students and young professionals showed up to explore the topic of “the loneliness epidemic” was telling, suggesting that loneliness is a phenomenon of great concern to their age group.
To be able to overcome failure, often one must transform one's view of what failure is. Is it really something to be feared? Are the consequences of failure as dire as we frequently imagine they will be? What is the relationship between success and failure?