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Alain de Botton
Till now, I never knew how to pronounce the word 'scourge': howjsay.com/index.php?word…
"Wir sind seltsam gefangen zwischen Zukunftseuphorie und Alltagsresignation." Wahr! @alaindebotton in @WIRED_Germany wired.de/collection/lif…
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This is a fantastic Youtube channel, you'll learn a lot: youtube.com/channel/UCsXVk…
The often unmentioned upside of EU immigration: not just they can come here, but we can go live there. pic.twitter.com/YVzMR6ARVN
Now is the time to learn why Plato matters, via a small film: youtu.be/VDiyQub6vpw
Virtue and business: two words we rarely hear in the same sentence. But @alaindebotton thinks business can do better theschooloflife.com/shop/the-virtu…
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Find out a little bit about Confucius - in three minutes: thephilosophersmail.com/virtues/the-gr…
Watch this then unplug for the rest of the day: youtube.com/watch?v=-LWZkL…
Life gets so complicated if not all politicians are evil, not all unemployed are to blame, not all capitalists are corrupt...
Spirit of social media: mania for taking immediate offence, pride in doing so, low prestige of forgiveness or understanding.
It's the similarities that bring two people together; but the way the differences are handled that keeps them so.
One of the world's great philosophers: The Buddha, in 3 minutes: thephilosophersmail.com/perspective/th…
If you fancy someone, it may just be better to let them know - that's the moral here: youtu.be/KWjYaZQb_rk
Thomas Aquinas is the man who opened up the Western mind to the insights of all of humanity: read more: thephilosophersmail.com/perspective/th…
It's Nietzsche's birthday today! No better way to celebrate than this: youtu.be/wHWbZmg2hzU?li…
Unhappy with democracy? Alexis de Tocqueville knew why: thephilosophersmail.com/utopia/the-gre…
If you want people to improve it’s not enough to make them feel guilty. You have to make it feel attractive to be good.
Why do we keep falling for the wrong person? booksastherapy.com/#love/i-keep-o…
I'm talking (about food and its meaning) @TheSchoolOfLife in London Nov 20th. Gulp. Details on this link theschooloflife.com/shop/nigella-l…
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Take a few minutes to learn (finally) why Nietzsche matters: youtu.be/wHWbZmg2hzU?li…
We're all far too 'defensive'. It's why we need to know a lot more about Anna Freud: thephilosophersmail.com/relationships/…
I'm talking on stage with the incomparable @Nigella_Lawson @TheSchoolOfLife: in a few weeks, please come: theschooloflife.com/shop/nigella-l…
What is Philosophy for? An explanation: youtu.be/mIYdx6lDDhg?li…
The Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu has one or two interesting things to teach us today: thephilosophersmail.com/perspective/th… pic.twitter.com/LjEmZVq4nx
Meditation on being out on the open road, with nothing but you, your thoughts and hours of driving ahead: youtu.be/HrZJxRoh_zU?li…
A standard question on any initial dinner date should simply be: ‘So in what particular ways are you crazy?" pic.twitter.com/zMjEiIqd9w
The Most Exciting Moments of a New Relationship: youtu.be/B96o5Hbvb88?li… via @YouTube
One of the greatest modern architects was Louis Kahn. This is why: thephilosophersmail.com/perspective/th… pic.twitter.com/ggXz8sgEz8
Adverts know what we really want: they just refuse to sell it to us. youtu.be/ck8eop8PLAc via @YouTube
Now you can buy 'Art as Therapy' in a beautiful French edition: amazon.fr/Art-Th%C3%A9ra… pic.twitter.com/xSQtrExAcy
Christo and his wife Jeanne-Claude were major, fascinating artists. Here is more: thephilosophersmail.com/perspective/th… pic.twitter.com/C3LlSrxHRA
#WAKEUPCALL Text SYRIA to 70007 to give £5 in UK or wwwwakeupcall.org.uk Post photo then get 3 others to do same. pic.twitter.com/AL1wghNooN
Alain de Botton’s School of Life Presents Animated Primers on Heidegger, The Stoics & Epicurus goo.gl/JHRZz3 pic.twitter.com/NiJRiSUXYF
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The School of Life has just opened in Antwerp (@TSOLAntwerp), please come and visit: theschooloflife.com/antwerp/ pic.twitter.com/ha0WMtZ9pJ
A tribal elder from Papua New Guinea (quoted by Jared Diamond) gets straight the point: 'How come you white man have so much cargo?'
Image: girls settling into boarding school - factories for the production of avoidant personalities. pic.twitter.com/sTQHkGdCJZ
To have a healthy love life, first work out if you're secure, avoidant or anxious in your attachments: thephilosophersmail.com/virtues/the-gr…
What would it be like to be the opposite gender? youtube.com/watch?v=zJswCK…
To find calm, have a three minute 'meditation' by the sea: youtu.be/mq7zUs8l9I8?li… via @YouTube
Memento mori: If you live to be 75, you have 657,450 hours in a life.