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To wonder too openly or intensely about the meaning of life can seem a peculiar, ill-fated and faintly ridiculous pastime. It can seem like a topic on which ordinary mortals cannot make much progress. In truth, it is for all of us to wonder about, define and work towards a more meaningful existence.

This book presents a range of areas in which we might seek the meaning of life, including love, family, friendship, work, self-knowledge and nature. We learn why certain things feel meaningful while others don't, and consider how we might introduce more meaning into our activities.

 

Details

ISBN: 9780995753549
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 136
Publication Date: 18 Oct 2018
Publisher: The School of Life Press
Publication City, Country: United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 16.3(H) x 12.3(L)

 

Reviews

***What readers are saying***

"I was fortunate to pick this poignant and practical book up at a very timely moment of my life. Could not recommend it more highly to anyone wrestling with similar questions, there is joy in the effort."

 

Author Biography

Alain de Botton, the founder and Chair of The School of Life, is a writer of essayistic books that have been described as a 'philosophy of everyday life.' He's written on love, travel, architecture and literature and his books have been bestsellers in 30 countries.

The School of Life is devoted to developing emotional intelligence. It addresses issues such as how to find fulfilling work, how to master the art of relationships, how to understand one's past, how to achieve calm, and how better to understand and - where necessary - change the world.

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