04:12
In Defence Of 'Needy' People
by The School...
2 days ago ∗ Views: 162,650
We're used to being very down on so-called 'needy' people. But perhaps – in many situations – the problem doesn't lie so much with the apparently ...
06:16
The Poignancy of Old Pornography
by The School...
4 days ago ∗ Views: 164,656
There's something especially poignant about pornography in which all the participants are long dead. We explore the history of 19th century pornograph...
05:57
Why Love Is Never As Nice As It Should Be
by The School...
6 days ago ∗ Views: 353,513
Our relationships are often not quite as warm and perfect as they should be. That's perhaps because we're comparing them with a relationship in the pa...
06:20
Can Lying ever be Kind?
by The School...
1 week ago ∗ Views: 120,575
Paradoxically, but also rather troublingly, there are certain lies that preserve the underlying truth about our feelings somewhat more effectively tha...
03:05
Why You Still Have Time To Change Career
by The School...
2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 196,107
We often feel as if we might have run out of time to change career. That's because we usually have a wrong understanding of time. If you like our film...
02:47
The Darkest Valentine
by The School...
2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 281,813
Love has many very dark sides. It is best to whisper them very quietly to ourselves – and those who are ready to listen. You can download this Valen...
05:17
Machiavelli’s Advice For Nice Guys
by The School...
2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 551,395
Nice guys too often finish last; they need to read the advice of one of the wisest and most realistic thinkers in the history of philosophy: Niccolo M...
05:03
How To Be Confident
by The School...
3 weeks ago ∗ Views: 524,804
The fastest route to confidence is to stop being so attached to one's dignity and seriousness; and plainly admit that one is – of course – an idio...
05:24
Why Humanity Destroyed Itself
by The School...
3 weeks ago ∗ Views: 421,359
The real reason we may destroy ourselves isn't really to do with politics or economics or even warfare. It has to do with our minds. If you like our f...
03:59
The Appeal of Violent Criminals
by The School...
3 weeks ago ∗ Views: 150,435
Violent criminals are strangely compelling and consoling to read or hear about on the news. The reason is specific but unmentioned: they make us feel ...
04:12
Why Germans Can Say Things No One Else Can
by The School...
4 weeks ago ∗ Views: 1,456,147
German is a wonderfully inventive and bold language, full of gloriously long compound words for emotions and ideas that most languages struggle to all...
06:05
How Not to be Boring
by The School...
4 weeks ago ∗ Views: 1,004,050
No one is ever boring: we just seem boring when we haven't learnt the surprisingly easy art of being honest about our vulnerabilities. If you like our...
05:30
Thoreau and Civil Disobedience
by The School...
4 weeks ago ∗ Views: 158,701
Henry David Thoreau not only wrote Walden; he is also responsible for a small pamphlet titled Civil Disobedience, which recommends that – when a US ...
04:47
Are we too Materialistic?
by The School...
1 month ago ∗ Views: 238,713
The worry that we are too materialistic is an inevitable one in modern consumer society. The answer, surprisingly, is that there are better and worse ...
06:24
The Problem with Over-Friendly People
by The School...
1 month ago ∗ Views: 1,114,487
Friendliness is a great virtue. Over-friendliness can be an unexpected problem. If you like our films, take a look at our shop (we ship worldwide): .....