05:54
In Praise Of Bias
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17 hours ago ∗ Views: 35,863
We're taught to think that 'bias' is automatically a bad thing, but everything depends on what sort of bias it is. There might be bias towards wisdom,...
03:39
The Pleasure of Reading in Bed Together
by The School...
6 days ago ∗ Views: 79,405
A happy relationship is often associated with constant wild and passionate sex. But in fact, one of the greatest joys, and a good indicator of mutual ...
09:01
What Is an Emotionally-healthy Childhood?
by The School...
1 week ago ∗ Views: 109,839
We know how many adult problems come down to issues from childhood - but what exactly is that wondrous, hugely desirable thing, an emotionally-healthy...
01:37
Come and Meet Us in San Francisco
by The School...
1 week ago ∗ Views: 16,456
We are holding a three-day conference in San Francisco from the 23-25 March 2018. We'll be covering the most important ideas we teach as well as build...
06:55
NIETZSCHE ON: Amor Fati
by The School...
2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 130,442
Friedrich Nietzsche had a particular fondness for a concept called (in Latin) 'amor fati', a Stoic acceptance of one's fate and a commitment to embrac...
03:21
The Attractiveness of Unhappy Looking People
by The School...
2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 177,345
We are often taught that the best way to prove attractive is to smile. The idea feels logical and for the most part highly appropriate, but it shouldn...
04:10
Why You Should Read Self-help Books
by The School...
3 weeks ago ∗ Views: 119,748
We're often encouraged to be dismissive of the idea of self-help books, but reading in order to grow emotionally is one of the most serious and import...
05:35
How to Be a Better Person in 2018
by The School...
3 weeks ago ∗ Views: 278,470
Making resolutions to be a better person is a hugely important activity - even if we can't always stick to every last one. Here is a list of suggested...
04:37
How to Lose the Fear of Being an Idiot
by The School...
4 weeks ago ∗ Views: 147,704
We tend to fear being an idiot as a terrible, remote possibility. This keeps us anxious and unsettled. Far better to accept head on, and with good gra...
03:33
A Reason Not to Worry What Others Think
by The School...
4 weeks ago ∗ Views: 347,141
We spend a little too much time worrying about how we must appear in the minds of others. However, the poignant, useful truth is that almost everyone ...
05:31
The Dangers of Thinking Too Much; And Thinking Too Little
by The School...
1 month ago ∗ Views: 303,951
There are dangers associated both with thinking too much - and thinking too little. The trick is to use our minds to access our most sincere, authenti...
03:12
Why We Should Not Watch Quite so Much News
by The School...
1 month ago ∗ Views: 125,379
We're always being told that the sign of a good and intelligent person is someone who keeps up with the news. But this addiction to the latest events ...
04:59
What Is the Sunday Evening Feeling?
by The School...
1 month ago ∗ Views: 160,783
Sunday evenings have a particular atmosphere, where nostalgia mixes with dread. A lot of the emotion is at heart about a background sense that we have...
01:40
3 Million Subscribers + Giveaway
by The School...
1 month ago ∗ Views: 38,474
Thank you for all your support. Entries will close at 0000 GMT, Midnight, on Sunday 24th December 2017. For gifts and more from The School of Life, vi...
06:24
The Importance of an Unhappy Adolescence
by The School...
1 month ago ∗ Views: 379,030
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 b...