Narcissism is the word we routinely use to describe someone self-satisfied and arrogant. But what do we really mean by the word?
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We’ve grown good at making many things in the modern world – but strangely the art of making attractive cities has been lost. Here are some key principles for how to make attractive cities once again.
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“The moment we cry in a film is not when things are sad but when they turn out to be more beautiful than we expected them to be.”
— Alain de Botton
The Danish Girl is an incredible love story through the eyes of Gerda, who helps her husband Einar, become the woman she was meant to be.
“Art as Therapy: Alain de Botton on the 7 Psychological Functions of Art” by Maria Popova.
Alain de Botton: A kinder, gentler philosophy of success.
Alain de Botton examines our ideas of success and failure – and questions the assumptions underlying these two judgments. Is success always earned? Is failure? He makes an eloquent, witty case to move beyond snobbery to find true pleasure in our work.