Australian General Semantics Society Inc.



2020 Seminar Summary

Sunday 28th June 2020
11 am - 1:30pm on-line (by ZOOM)

"(Will there be) Life Beyond Covid-19?"
11:00 am: Introductions and catch-up,
11:30 am: Facilitated discussion".

Our Seminar
was hosted for again on-line, courtesy of the lovely Covid-19 virus!
We missed the customary hospitality of Gavan and Pauline at Bonnet Bay :-(.

Catching Up
Sharing of triumphs and tragedies and miscellaneous yarns.

GS Diary
In the spirit of "applying general semantics principles" to our lives, as opposed to dwelling in theory, we considered members' accounts of observations and applications relating to the principles and formulations of our discipline.

Some questions to consider:
1. What does the study and practice of general semantics
     mean to us as individuals?

2. How does this practice improve our lives?

3. What "general" human problem / issue is GS "solving"?

4. How is GS unique?

5. Has GS missed its "golden opportunity", and now on a gradual decline,
     while other movements have taken up some of its major themes (eg NLP, REBT)?

6. What do the members/practitioners want to do with AGS ...
     What about our ...
        a. Vision ?
        b. Impact?
        c. Timeframe ?
        d. Inertial paralysis ... ?

We should pause for some brief breaks, and finish by about 2 pm.

Facilitator: Mr Gary Hipworth.

Next Meeting:

Covid-19 has driven us on-line

Sunday 26th July 2020
11 noon on-line (by ZOOM)


Presenter: Mr David Hewson


This "summary" is a collection of notes derived from our discussion by a number of means.  It is by no means a scholarly dissertation on the subject as presented.  It does not purport to be the "policy of AGS".  Comment and criticism (constructive or otherwise) is welcome.  If anyone has been misquoted, copyrights infringed or confidences betrayed, please Contact us.