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The Problem With The School Of Life

11 Jul 2017 - 5 months ago    Coffee Break

About a few of the problems I have with Alain De Botton's school of life. IMPORTANT EDIT: ----- First, a lot of people have perceived this video as an all out condemnation of the SOL. That...


How Emotionally Healthy Are You?

21 Nov 2017 - 3 weeks ago    The School of Life

Emotional health is defined by four markers: our degree of self-love, of openness, of communication and of trust. Watch our film to interrogate your level of emotional health. For gifts and...


The Importance of an Unhappy Adolescence

14 Dec 2017 - 1 day ago    The School of Life

It's miserable to be unhappy in your teenage years - but it is also profoundly important. It's hard to imagine adulthood going well if there haven't been quite a few tears at 15. If you like...


Why Our Best Thoughts Come to Us in the Shower

12 Dec 2017 - 3 days ago    The School of Life

We sometimes assume that good thinking happens in quiet rooms at large desks with views. But really, for a variety of fascinating reasons, it happens most often in the shower. For gifts and...


On Feeling Depressed

10 Apr 2017 - 8 months ago    The School of Life

There remains a huge amount of stigma around depression, but if we look at what an average human is up against, feelings of depression are entirely normal, indeed, to be expected. We don't...


How to Process Your Emotions

07 Sep 2017 - 3 months ago    The School of Life

In order to be calm and at ease with ourselves, we need regular periods where we do something rather strange-sounding: process our emotions. Here is a guide to this essential psychological...


What is The School of Life?

09 Sep 2014 - 3 years ago    The School of Life

The School of Life is a place that tries to answer the great questions of life. We believe in developing emotional intelligence. We are based online and in 12 physical hubs around the world,...


Finding Your Mission

19 Oct 2017 - 1 month ago    The School of Life

Above and beyond having a job, what we really need to power our professional future is a sense of mission. A film that discusses what a mission is, and how we might find our own. If you like...


Who Am I?

16 May 2016 - 1 year ago    The School of Life

What is it that makes us most distinctively ourselves? Our bodies, our memories, our values...? Take a tour through the philosophy of personal identity. For gifts and more from The School...


Why We Feel Lonely and Odd

05 Oct 2017 - 2 months ago    The School of Life

We feel lonely and odd because we mistakenly assume that the kind of thoughts and fears we have will have no echo in other people. They do; it's just we haven't found a way to speak to...


How To Choose A Partner Wisely

24 Mar 2017 - 8 months ago    The School of Life

We're given very little guidance on how to choose our partners and tend to leave it to that mysterious force we know as 'instinct'. However, it truly pays to be a little more rational...


How to Parent Yourself

30 Nov 2017 - 2 weeks ago    The School of Life

We cannot change the parents we had – but there is always an option, in later life, to learn to care for ourselves in new and perhaps better ways. In other words, there are opportunities...


Do We Have Free Will or Are We Predetermined?

17 Oct 2017 - 1 month ago    The School of Life

The question of whether we are fundamentally free or determined in our thoughts and actions has been in the middle of philosophical debate for many centuries. This is our take on the subject....


Suicide

19 Aug 2015 - 2 years ago    The School of Life

Suicide is a very rare phenomenon at the far end of human anguish. And yet its existence tells us something crucial about how fragile we all are: it's a further reminder of the need for compassion....


How to Stop Nagging and Start Teaching

26 Oct 2017 - 1 month ago    The School of Life

Nagging is one of the most understandable but counterproductive patterns of behaviour – that kicks in when we have failed to teach someone what we want and are feeling tired and bruised emotional...


Who We Can Love

30 Mar 2016 - 1 year ago    The School of Life

One of the strangest things about relationships is that we aren't free to get together with just anyone. We all have strong types: but where do these come from and what do they tell us about...


What is Emotional Intelligence?

22 Aug 2017 - 3 months ago    The School of Life

Many of humanity's greatest problems stem not from a shortfall of technical or financial intelligence, but what we term emotional intelligence. It is through the acquisition of Emotional...


How To Be A Genius

08 Aug 2017 - 4 months ago    The School of Life

The route to our best, most genius-like thoughts is not to be afraid of our stranger-sounding insights and hunches. If you like our films, take a look at our shop (we ship worldwide): https://goo....


The Importance of Vulnerability

21 Sep 2017 - 2 months ago    The School of Life

We often imagine that what will win us friends and esteem is strength. But surprisingly, it's vulnerability that's at the core of friendship and likeability. This is an invitation to make...


Are Intelligent People More Lonely?

05 Dec 2017 - 1 week ago    The School of Life

It sounds like a hugely arrogant and self-serving suggestion to imply that cleverness might lead you to loneliness. But if you define cleverness in a selective (and modest) way, there may truly...