History and You, February 18, 2014
Did we learn anything tonight? Anyone listening? The better and taller question is how do we learn best? Through tragedy? Over the years I’ve become quite fond of a biblical phrase that says, “Out of the mouth of babes, thou has perfected praise.” When even children tell you you’re fat, they’re pointing out a truth for you without guile: it’s best to listen when the purity of a problem is right in front of you. So often we turn our heads in denial because it’s just easier to do, and it doesn’t jam up our comfort zone for eating either. Eating can be delightful if only done in moderation, but for so many of us moderation isn’t fulfilling enough to satisfy, and so we gorge, only to feel guiltier, more uncomfortable, and unhappier. A final thought you might want to consider on this topic is this: do you really need that extra amount of food to live your life? If not, then leave it for tomorrow. Now you have something to look forward to.
Fittingly, the proverb I wish to leave you for this evening’s show is an Anonymous consideration for personal reflection: “A smile is a light in the window of a face that signifies the heart is at home and waiting.”
Dr. Filingeri is a licensed psychologist in New York, New Jersey, and Arizona. He was the former Executive Director of a medically based weight control center in New York. In addition, Dr. Filingeri was a senior consultant to a national weight control corporation for product development and research. As a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), Health Psychology (Division #38), and the American Educational Research Association (AERA), he has written and conducted research in the field of weight control. Dr. Filingeri has taught psychology courses at both the City University of New York (CUNY) and the State University of New York (SUNY). With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Filingeri has incorporated his knowledge and expertise into this book. He has also authored the book, Comprehensive Review of Psychology.
Capturing the importance of the individual and how the past can put you in a position to make a difference in the present. History, as we have come to know it, is a collage of choices made, created, and driven by all of us. Our understanding of it only helps to measure how far and with what level of sophistication we can see the world and our individual place in it.
The individual, the everyday hero, who wakes up to work his day and returns home at the end of that work, is the focus of this show. People today live in an environment they seldom know because so little is known about history. Therefore, the variety of topics and history surrounding everyday people will be made current and relevant through insightful discussions. Topics for the show will include, but are not limited to, an informed and considered view of:
• Art and Culture
• Philosophy and Religion
• Ethnicity and National Identity
• Science and Technology
• Social and Cultural Issues
In short, the show will delve into the issues of human nature and how history can assist us to better understand and cope with these issues in our modern day world. With visits from professional guest speakers, as well as "call-ins" and emails from folks contributing their insights to the discussion, the show aims to provide the public with thought-provoking moments about the quality of life we are currently living and how to contend with it. The supporters of "History and You" feel that the volume of listeners will steadily grow given the variety and interconnectedness of topics presented in a way that appeal to a wide range of age groups, income levels, and demographics.
"History and You" will provide audiences with a reason and a forum from which to reflect, revisit, and renew thoughtfulness about their lives. This informed and discussion-oriented format tends to build loyal and passionate listeners. This is a show that creates a positive difference for every individual through its passionate and introspective look at people and their lives.