2021/05/16 第161回例会TOPIC

TOPIC 1  The next outbreak?
Q1 What is the disaster you are worried about most? Do you prepare for it?
Q2 Bill Gates horribly predicts the current situation of COVID-19. Please imagine what he thinks now.
Q3 In the middle of his talk, he said “we can build a really good response system. We have the benefits of all the science and technology that we talk about here”. Do you think the latest science and technology have been fully utilized?
Q4 Japan is sometimes considered to be a country that has failed in vaccination. What do you think?
Q5 Do you know about past epidemics?  
 
 
TOPIC 2  Everyone has his taste
First, please read the following sentences. (This is not a psychology test.)
 
The Girl And The Sailor

A ship sank in a Storm. Five survivors scrambled aboard two lifeboats: a sailor, a girl, and an old man in one boat; the girl’s fiancé and his best friend in the second. That evening the storm continued, and the two boats separated. The one with the sailor, the girl, and the old man washed ashore on an island and was wrecked. The next day the weather cleared, and still the girl could not locate her fiancé. In the distance she saw another island. Hoping to find her fiancé, she begged the sailor to repair the boat and row her to the other island. The sailor agreed, on the condition that she slept with him that night. Distraught, she went to the old man for advice. “I can’t tell you what’s right or wrong for you,” he said. “Look into your heart and follow it.” Confused but desperate, she agreed to the sailor’s condition. The next morning the sailor fixed the boat and rowed her to the other island. Jumping out of the boat, she ran up the beach into the arms of her fiancé. Then she decided to tell him about the previous night. In a rage, he pushed her aside and said, “Get away from me! I don’t want to see you again!” Weeping, she started to walk slowly down the beach. Her fiancé’s best friend saw her and went to her, put an arm around her, and said, “I can tell that you two have had a fight. I’ll try to patch it up, but in the meantime I’ll take care of you.”

Q1. Rank in order the following characters from 1 (the person you liked most or valued most) to
5 (the person you disliked or valued least)
A. Girl
B. Sailor
C. Fiancé
D. Best Friend
E. Old Man
Why do you rank so?  Please share your thoughts in a group.
 
Q2. Develop and agree upon one group ranking (not by decision but by majority and in about 10min). After that, how did you feel when you discussed it in a group?
 
Q3. When there is the opposition of feelings and opinions in talks or meetings, as a member, what should you do?
 
Q4. Which do you prefer, the person with similar opinions or dissimilar opinions? (your friends, coworkers, partner or lover)
 
 
 
 

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