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Alain de Botton
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The embarrassing importance of the weather to our moods: philosophersmail.com/perspective/fe…
Report: Separatists in east Ukraine town of Donetsk order Jews to register haaretz.com/jewish-world/j…. Here we go again. Predictable. Appalling
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Why only idiots are meant to feel happy just because it's a sunny day: philosophersmail.com/perspective/fe…
Sure the economic status quo can't change? That's precisely what 'they' want you to conclude: philosophersmail.com/what-this-is-a…
Confused about how capitalism works? That's just the way the media wants you: philosophersmail.com/what-this-is-a…
The best way to get a glimpse of the deep secrets of others is just to study yourself carefully and honestly.
I love you so much - you're to blame for everything: philosophersmail.com/relationships/…
Once you've eliminated all the things that seem like love but may just be psychological immaturity, you might not have anything left.
Wearing a blue shirt, I gave a talk at the Opera House in Sydney - about The News: youtube.com/watch?v=yKvOW6…
The art of parenting: how constantly to break a lot of bad news - without destroying all confidence and hope.
Moral character: how we treat people who can do nothing for us.
One of the odder symptoms of love: we blame our partner for everything. It is by definition 'their fault': philosophersmail.com/relationships/…
Everyone knows 'in theory' there's this thing called poverty; and that's the problem - one art can solve: philosophersmail.com/what-this-is-a…
Confused about whether to end your relationship, take a lover on the side or turn your lover into your partner? philosophersmail.com/relationships/…
The paradox of the sulker: if you really loved me, I would not need to explain why I am angry: philosophersmail.com/relationships/…
As soon as a sulk is over, it's unbearable to imagine we could have wasted so much time on something so stupid: philosophersmail.com/relationships/…
Inside the mind? The chaos from which the odd coherent thought, even sentence, emerges, Cy Twombly, Panorama, 1955 pic.twitter.com/EXlULlBbFR
Another fascinating woman: Henry Moore, Figure of 1951 pic.twitter.com/19BY5kpGHM
How something so richly complex and human can emerge from so few lines: Picasso's Figure, 1927 pic.twitter.com/2tcsAw0l3Q
My Melbourne talk on News just ran @ABC - and you can see it here if you missed it: wheelercentre.com/videos/video/a…
'Our artists must discover the poetry of train stations,' Emile Zola - and keep finding their modern equivalents... pic.twitter.com/iJsp02YZdE
This is the most beautiful house on the Suffolk coast - and it's free for Easter: living-architecture.co.uk/the-houses/dun…
The actress Emma Watson (@EmWatson) seems very 'nice': what might that really mean? philosophersmail.com/virtues/interv…
Why children's art is deeply 'sweet' - and psychologically important for adults: philosophersmail.com/virtues/the-mo…