The Sublime, The Silly, & Celebrating Seasons | Learning in Public 14

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~About this Episode~

On how seasons change our moods and states,

the role of the serious and the silly meeting in our daily lives, celebrations, and art,

and more.


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Some approximate time stamps for topics from this episode:


somehow finding positive experience in Christmas mall displays.

Having critiques of modernity but not living in them.



modern world infantilizes people yet also engenders a joylessness. 



the separate times for the sacred and the silly 



the lens dilation metaphor, life as both comedy and tragedy, the “yes” to life 



Thoreau and the happy lumberjack, similarity between simpleton and sage but difference is the journey between, arc of experience makes the difference. 



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