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Enjoying more with less?

Tue 27 September 2022, 19:30 - 22:00

You often hear criticism of the Dutch ‘consumption society’ and ‘performance society’. Do you feel the pressure to ‘consume less’? Buying less new stuff, driving less by car, living in a smaller house because it is more sustainable? What would cutting down do to our contentment and happiness in life?


This dialogue is part of series of seven conversations. Inspired by the list of ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ compiled by Pope Gregory I in the 6th century. You’ve probably heard of it; pride, greed, anger, envy, lust, gluttony and sloth. But what do these mean for us today? What if we leave our judgment behind and examine these together on the basis of our own experiences? What then do we learn about what makes us happy, and how to live in harmony with others and our environment?

Enjoying more with less?

This is the first conversation in the series, where we take a closer look at ‘greed’ and explore whether and how we can enjoy more from less. Are you trying to cut down or live a simpler life? How easy is it to do that? What does it bring you? Are there things holding you back? Or do you enjoy a generous life? We cordially invite you to share your own experiences and discover other perspectives. Meet new people and get inspired!


19:00 Doors open
19:30 Welcome, program starts
20:00 Dialogues in groups of 6-8 people
21:30 Wrap up

Wat is a dialogue?

A dialogue is an open conversation about experiences, dreams and possibilities that contribute to mutual understanding, connection and insight. Meeting based on essential curiosity is paramount. We explore experiences, perspectives, dreams and possibilities. In a dialogue you actually talk to each other. Everyone is heard and heard. You investigate together what works and what it is all about. You speak for yourself, don’t think for anyone else and don’t give advice. In dialogue you see other meanings and you come to new insights. Listening attentively and examining one’s own judgments and other points of view are essential.

We start the evening with a short inspiration on the theme. This can be done, for example, by means of a speaker, exercise or film. We then explore the theme in groups of 6 to 8 through the dialogue. At the end of the evening we try to summarize the lessons, insights and thoughts of the evening together.




Tue 27 September 2022
19:30 - 22:00
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De Kargadoor
Oude Gracht 36
Utrecht, O3511 AP Nederland
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