The School of Life

An Emotional Education

eBook, 336 pages

English language

Published by The School of Life.

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5 stars (1 review)

Emotional intelligence affects every aspect of the way we live, from romantic to professional relationships, from our inner resilience to our social success. It is arguably the single most important skill for surviving the twenty-first century. But what does it really mean?

One decade ago, Alain de Botton founded The School of Life, an institute dedicated to understanding and improving our emotional intelligence. Now he presents the gathered wisdom of those ten years in a wide-ranging and innovative compendium of emotional intelligence which forms an introduction to The School of Life. Using his trademark mixture of analysis and anecdote, philosophical insight and practical wisdom, he considers how we interact with each and with ourselves, and how we can do so better.

From the reigning master of popular philosophy, The School of Life: An Emotional Education is an essential look at the skill set that defines our modern lives.

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Must-Read. Should be mandatory reading.

5 stars

I can’t begin to express how much better the world would be if everyone read this book. This book covers:

  • trauma
  • emotional intelligence
  • art
  • childhoods
  • therapy
  • relationships
  • communication
  • self knowledge
  • self growth
  • psychology
  • economy
  • so much more

This quite literally is “The School of Life” and it’s a book that will continue to feed valuable information as we grow and develop. Once we hit a new phase in our life, a new portion of this book is likely to influence us in new ways and add important insight into why we feel the way we do.

We are all broken, and we will always be broken. That’s humanity. But learning why and how we are broken and learning to navigate it is the best we can do.

If you haven’t read this, you’re seriously missing out.