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Alain de Botton
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We officially cut the ribbon on The School of Life Amsterdam this afternoon. Happy moment. pic.twitter.com/TLMKynqR6t
The role of repetition, ritual and beauty in changing how people think: philosophersmail.com/utopia/more-ad…
France isn't over: The School of Life has just opened in Paris. Do go visit: theschooloflife.com/paris/ pic.twitter.com/eEuDtgrmzD
'Being nice' sounds like one of the dullest things to try to be - unfairly so: artastherapy.com/#love/loneline…
It's not enough just to be right: on the undervalued role of charm: philosophersmail.com/utopia/more-ad…
Something to bear in mind if you're trying to change the world: philosophersmail.com/utopia/advice-…
The genius of the artist Courbet in calling this 'The Origin of the World.' Paris, Musee d'Orsay. pic.twitter.com/KMGGASApdz
Cynics are - beneath it all - only idealists with defensive personalities - and awkwardly high standards.
The moment we cry in films isn't so much when it's sad; but tender, kind and forgiving: philosophersmail.com/virtues/what-a…
Russell Brand returns to the Philosophers' Mail: this time, to talk Prince Harry and the death of god: philosophersmail.com/what-this-is-a…
Russell Brand invites me around again: we discuss Prince Harry and what Nietzsche meant about God being 'dead': youtube.com/watch?v=yZ7f76…
Six works of art to ward off Sunday blues: theguardian.com/artanddesign/2…
So sad how easy it is for lying around in bed, thinking very hard, past 10am, to be described as 'being damn lazy'.
If you want to change the world, stop following 'political news' and acquire this amazing book series instead: cambridge.org/aus/series/sSe…
The root of the housing crisis isn't financial: it's about ugliness: philosophersmail.com/utopia/uglines…
We are excited to have former 10,000 Maniacs singer Natalie Merchant joining us in conversation w/ Alain de Botton theschooloflife.com/shop/natalie-m…
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Only 2 people in British public life allowed to say big true things: Grayson Perry, Russell Brand. Middle class media can't attack back.
You are a Marxist without quite knowing it: but don't worry...philosophersmail.com/capitalism/you…
Russell Brand and I talked about the News, Nietzsche and giant birds: youtube.com/watch?v=KweTWS…
Religions are too interesting to be abandoned just to those who 'believe' in them: philosophersmail.com/utopia/easter-…