Important information

  1. Get your free ticket including Zoom link here. 
  2. Prepare for our group discussion by listening to the podcast linked below and taking notes using the prompts below (see the section “Ideas to focus on while taking notes”)
  3. Put on you blue suede shoes and see you on Saturday the 27th of May!


How to prepare for the 27th

Ideas to focus on while taking notes

Glossary of tricky vocabulary from the podcast episode

make ends meet: This phrase refers to having just enough money to pay for one’s necessary expenses.

a gig: A job, especially one that is temporary or that has an uncertain future.

come to: To regain consciousness or return to one’s senses.

go by something: To be known or referred to by a particular name, title, or designation.

a good-for-nothing person: A person who is lazy, unproductive or lacks value or merit.

unfold: The way in which a narrative or series of events becomes clear and develops.

prompt someone to do something: To cause or encourage someone to take a specific action.

overlap with something else: To share some but not all parts or elements in common with something else.

depict: To represent or show something in a picture, story, movie, etc.

a partisan: A strong supporter of a party, cause or person.

make a startling prediction: To forecast or prophesize something surprising or alarming.

coin a term: To invent a new word or phrase.

take something for granted: To undervalue something by assuming it will always be available or remain the same.

do something swiftly: Do something quickly and immediately.

stutter: To speak or say something with involuntary breaks and pauses, or repeat parts of words.

cause untold suffering/despair: To result in a great amount of pain or hopelessness that is difficult to express or quantify.

ascribe: This verb means to attribute something to a specific cause or source.

a quirk: This term refers to a peculiar behavioural habit or characteristic that is distinctive to an individual.

downstream effects on behaviour: This phrase refers to the subsequent impacts or consequences that an event, decision, or circumstance can have on a person’s actions or behaviour.

be in plain sight: This phrase means to be easily seen or noticed, but often overlooked or disregarded.

enticing: This adjective describes something that is attractive or appealing, often in a way that tempts or lures someone.

dull: This word describes something or someone that lacks interest, excitement, or brightness.

a mechanistic view of the world: This phrase describes an understanding or perception of the world that is based on cause and effect, and which sees events, actions, and processes as functioning like a machine or predictable system.

an overarching belief: This term refers to a central, guiding principle or conviction that influences a person’s actions, decisions, and perspectives.

see the world through rose-tinted glasses: This phrase means to have an optimistic, perhaps overly idealistic, view of life or a situation.

smudged: This term describes something that has been blurred, smeared, or made dirty, often by touch.

swap something out for something else: This phrase means to replace one thing with another.

an infirmary: This term refers to a place, often within a larger institution like a school or military base, where medical care or treatment is provided.

a cot: This term refers to a small, often portable, bed that can be folded up when not in use.

It begs the question […] : This phrase refers to a statement or situation that raises a particular question or issue that needs to be addressed.

anecdotally: This adverb refers to information that is not scientifically verified but is based on individual observations or reports.

a lay person: This phrase refers to someone who does not have specialized or professional knowledge in a particular subject.

ZIP code: This term refers to a system of postal codes used in the United States, given in the form of a number, which helps in identifying the location of a place.

barren: This adjective is used to describe land that is too poor to produce much or any vegetation, or a place showing no results or achievements.

a person’s background: This phrase refers to a person’s past experiences, education, family history, and the overall environment in which a person was raised.

be upstream of our experiences: This phrase refers to the fundamental causes or origins of our experiences, which often shape and influence the experiences themselves.

ubiquitous: This adjective describes something that appears or is found everywhere.

pluck a leaf: This phrase refers to the act of removing a leaf from a plant or tree, often gently or carefully.

proverbial: This adjective is used to refer to a well-known or commonly referred phrase or name.

journaling: This noun refers to the practice of keeping a diary or journal that explores thoughts and feelings surrounding the events of one’s life.

an underlying belief: This phrase refers to a belief that is at the base or root of one’s thoughts, actions, or attitudes, even though it may not be clearly seen or expressed.

lock horns with someone: This phrase means to get involved in a disagreement or conflict with someone.