The Group

Group of family and friends at Mother's Day gathering. 8 people total.


Everyone participated openly and honestly and was allowed to express their thoughts without interruption.


Scheduling the group was a little challenging but it worked out in the end.

Opening Activity

Each person had 2-3 minutes to reflect on relationships they recognize as shallow and why?

Discussion Questions

Why does the narrator say "so much depended on the doorman's baritone duets and small talk"? What value do deep connections have in your life? What value do non-deep connections have in your life?

Closing Activity

Each person spoke about a relationship they felt would have been better left in the perfunctory way and why.

Final Thoughts

This was a great opportunity to share civic reflection with some really great people in my life. Everyone was engaged in the process; and some good conversation.

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