PHIL210 f2020 - Shared screen with speaker view
Okay great thank you!
Hi all — as a reminder, we’d like to ask everyone to keep your cameras on if at all possible. Thanks!
My connection is really bad so I try to keep video off so the audio doesn’t cut out as much. Sorry about that!
No worries, Ava!
As always, if you have a question you’d like me to ask Dr. D’Andrea, just put it in the chat.
I found it interesting that my top strength was leadership, but often I shy away from leadership roles for reasons I don’t really know.
I noticed the questionnaire said at the beginning that each item reflects a trait that is generally thought of as positive, but there were definitely quite a few that I personally didn’t feel strongly attached to or didn’t feel like it was a flaw that I lacked.
I took the optional “find your strengths” workshop at Wesleyan and the two ones that I found there, curiosity and humor, were also in my top 5 for this survey, which I found interesting.
I agree. I thought there were some questions that had a negative connotation to them and implied that we have some negative character traits.
I think I more meant that many of the lower “strengths” were things that just weren’t things I prioritized for myself, versus many of the higher things were ones that I value and thus try to actively improve.
Understood, Ava! There are a bunch of interesting issues entangled here, I’d say!
(Including, maybe, whether all these things *should* matter to one.)
For the live survey, use this link: https://PollEv.com/ranking_polls/OMapb4awKHArLnFLBzzlt/respond
Is it not possible to submit the poll now it says its full
(I think since she displayed the results, it may be too late to submit, sorry!)
Oh ok thank for for letting me know
I was surprised that connection to the universe was rated highly. I wasn’t quite sure myself what all that meant
(The student’s comment was: “humans are tribal animals, no surprise that connectedness with others was very high)
I wonder if the plans for the future one was low because we’re living in a time with a very uncertain future (COVID, elections coming up, lots of environmental and social change, etc.)
I didn’t really understand what was meant by beauty through art.
@Sebastien, good question — I wasn’t entirely sure either. But I guess either appreciating art (going to museums…) or making art.
Yes thats what I thought originally it just seemed a little odd to me
I think appreciation of art can be a strength if experiencing art brings you joy
I took it as: when you’re able to find beauty in art then you’re able to connect with it. That connection can provide comfort to someone feeling the same way or even be an escape for some people. Like if someone is feeling sad but they are struck by the beauty of a painting or movie or song then it might help them feel better.
Yes I agree
All done! Enjoy dialogue on Friday. Confucianism on Monday :-)