How Not to be Boring

No one is ever boring: we just seem boring when we haven’t learnt the surprisingly easy art of being honest about our vulnerabilities. For gifts and more from The School of Life, visit our online shop: https://goo.gl/Bse6mT Join our mailing list: Or visit us in person at our London HQ: https://goo.gl/HfHoct Download our App: https://goo.gl/uCTdWk FURTHER READING “One of our great fears — which haunts us when we go into the world and socialise with others — is that we may, in our hearts, be really rather boring. But the good news, and a fundamental truth too, is that no one is ever truly boring. They are only in danger of coming across as such when they either fail to understand their deeper selves or don’t dare (or know how) to communicate them to othe

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How to Make a Decision

Life constantly forces us to make very big and often very painful decisions. When we are next facing such a choice, here is a small exercise that could help us to know our own minds more clearly. For gifts and more from The School of Life, visit our online shop: https://goo.gl/at6c4Y Join our mailing list: Or visit us in person at our London HQ: https://goo.gl/MtpfLe FURTHER READING “A good life is the fruit of a succession of good decisions, especially around love and work. However, we seldom accord the business of decision-making the kind of careful attention it requires. When faced with a large decision, we lack rituals and procedures. We typically procrastinate, lean on the nearest person or rush headlong into an unexamined solution. Fortunately, decision-ma

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Self-Esteem

To have sound levels of self-esteem is one of the gateways to happiness. But achieving this has very little to do with the progress of our careers. If you like our films, take a look at our shop (we ship worldwide): https://goo.gl/1Uj9JM Watch more films on SELF: Produced in collaboration with Jesse Collett

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The Problem With Our Phones

They are hugely useful of course but in many ways, we buy the advantages our phones give us at a subtly high price we don’t entirely recognise. Some reflections on how to live well around phones. If you like our films, take a look at our shop (we ship worldwide): https://goo.gl/Rui7gG Join our mailing list: Or visit us in person at our London HQ https://goo.gl/PnyycF FURTHER READING “The dark truth is that it’s become very hard to find anyone (and certainly anything) more interesting than one’s smartphone. This perplexing and troubling realisation has for most of us had huge consequences for our love stories, family lives, work, leisure time and health. There is almost no relationship in which the presence of the phone has not had a profound impact. The ge

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