Thursday, 07 July 2011
WHAT MAKES A GOOD LIFE
A panel discussion with Ross Gittins, Hugh Mackay and Kristina Keneally
“The good life, they say, is better lived by doing things than having things.” Ross Gittins
Everyone has heard the term “he lived a good life” but what exactly is a good life?
Join three speakers from diverse backgrounds with different perspectives on life and hear them discuss what exactly does make for a good life and how it can be achieved.
Bringing psychological, economic, spiritual and political perspectives to the question, this debate will feature a wide-ranging conversation about the values, ethics and practical considerations that affect our search for happiness, security and meaning.
Ross Gittins is an Australian political and economic journalist and author. He is the economics editor of The Sydney Morning Herald and an economic columnist for The Age. His books include Gittins' Guide to Economics and The Happy Economist.
Hugh Mackay is a psychologist, social researcher and writer. He is a regular columnist for The Age and is a frequent guest commentator for radio and television. He is one of the founders of the St James Ethics Centre.
Kristina Keneally is a New South Wales Government Labor MP. In the previous State government she was Minister for Disability Services, Planning Minister and, from December 2009 to March 2011, Premier of NSW. She was also the NSW Government’s Spokesperson for World Youth Day in 2008.
Date: Monday 29 August, 7pm
Duration: 75 minutes
Christopher Wynton, Sydney Opera House
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