Ideas from books, articles & podcasts.
Big questions referring to is the meaning of life matter deeply because only with sound answers to them we can direct our energies meaningfully, but most of us get shy expressing them. - Alain de Botton
Philosophers are interested in asking whether an idea is logical–rather than simply assuming it must be right because it is popular and long-established. - Alain de Botton
Philosophers teach us to think about our emotions, rather than simply have them. By understanding and analysing our feelings, we learn to see how emotions impact on our behaviour in unexpected, counterintuitive and sometimes dangerous ways. - Alain de Botton
Most of us are interested in being normal. We want to belong – and worry about ways in which we don’t. No matter how much we praise individualism and celebrate ourselves as unique, we are deeply concerned with fitting in. - Alain de Botton
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