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What is Emotional Intelligence? 05:29

What is Emotional Intelligence...

Many of humanity's greatest problems stem not from a shortfall of technical or financial intelligence, but what we term emotional intelligence. It is ...


Published 7 hours ago • Views: 16,990

by The School of Life
How To Seduce Someone With Confidence 04:35

How To Seduce Someone With Con...

The secret of good seduction is not to idealise the person we are trying to get together with. They are – ultimately – still just another human be...


Published 5 days ago • Views: 318,642

by The School of Life
What is Transference And Why It Matters 05:01

What is Transference And Why I...

Transference is a psychological phenomenon whereby we 'transfer' a way of behaving from childhood into adulthood – in situations which don't really ...


Published 1 week ago • Views: 179,701

by The School of Life
Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person 22:20

Why You Will Marry the Wrong P...

This video sees Alain de Botton, Creator of The School of Life and narrator on the majority of our videos, talking at a Google event in London in 2017...


Published 1 week ago • Views: 228,725

by The School of Life
COME AND MEET US IN PORTUGAL 01:31

COME AND MEET US IN PORTUGAL

On October 20th, we're gathering in Lisbon, Portugal for a big conference centered around all the themes on this channel, including love, wisdom and f...


Published 2 weeks ago • Views: 28,655

by The School of Life
The Ultimate Test of Your Social Skills 05:30

The Ultimate Test of Your Soci...

You'll know you've truly become socially adept when you finally manage to make small talk with that most challenging and unforgiving of characters: a ...


Published 2 weeks ago • Views: 441,025

by The School of Life
How To Be A Genius 03:08

How To Be A Genius

The route to our best, most genius-like thoughts is not to be afraid of our stranger-sounding insights and hunches. If you like our films, take a look...


Published 2 weeks ago • Views: 303,583

by The School of Life
How To Forgive 03:35

How To Forgive

Social life couldn't continue if we didn't have some capacity for forgiveness. We need to flex our forgiveness muscles more regularly though – and t...


Published 3 weeks ago • Views: 197,668

by The School of Life
Resilience 04:20

Resilience

The route to greater resilience is to explore how well we would cope if so much of what we think we need were to be taken away from us. We would, almo...


Published 3 weeks ago • Views: 191,494

by The School of Life
Dear UK, Why Are You Leaving the EU? 08:48

Dear UK, Why Are You Leaving t...

The UK will leave the EU in 2019. The decision is worth close scrutiny, given how long the UK has spent improving and defending the EU and its goals.


Published 3 weeks ago • Views: 169,996

by The School of Life
Why We Are All Addicts 04:14

Why We Are All Addicts

We tend to imagine that we can only become addicted to a few sorts of things. But real addiction is about using something, anything, to keep our real ...


Published 4 weeks ago • Views: 268,329

by The School of Life
Seven Questions to Restart Love 08:04

Seven Questions to Restart Lov...

Often love can disappear between two people not because the relationship is doomed, but because the right sort of conversations haven't been happening...


Published 4 weeks ago • Views: 377,177

by The School of Life
Why Good Societies Are Pessimistic 05:58

Why Good Societies Are Pessimi...

We may associate pessimism with bad things, but at a political level, the world's best societies are all experts at pessimism. If you like our films, ...


Published 1 month ago • Views: 147,493

by The School of Life
The Cure for Unrequited Love 03:31

The Cure for Unrequited Love

The real cruelty of unrequited love is that we don't get to know our beloveds well enough to find out their flaws – and therefore to lose interest i...


Published 1 month ago • Views: 335,269

by The School of Life
Why We Only Learn When We Repeat 04:38

Why We Only Learn When We Repe...

Our education system is based on the idea that we can learn things once, and that they'll then stay in our minds throughout our lives. That's far too ...


Published 1 month ago • Views: 239,105

by The School of Life
How to Be Charming When Talking About Yourself 03:53

How to Be Charming When Talkin...

It's sometimes assumed that talking too much about ourselves is rude; and asking questions of others is polite and charming. But the distinction is no...


Published 1 month ago • Views: 451,797

by The School of Life
The Problem With Perfectionism 03:08

The Problem With Perfectionism

We aim for perfection without a correct idea of what perfection might demand from us. To strengthen our resolve, we need to improve our picture of wha...


Published 2 months ago • Views: 362,255

by The School of Life
How Can I Be More Normal? 04:37

How Can I Be More Normal?

We are – almost all of us – deeply attracted to the idea of being normal. But what if our idea of 'normal' isn't normal? A plea for a broader defi...


Published 2 months ago • Views: 183,895

by The School of Life
What to Do About Being Clumsy 04:15

What to Do About Being Clumsy

Being clumsy is one of the most humiliating of scenarios. We need to learn to make friends with our 'inner idiot'. If you like our films, take a look ...


Published 2 months ago • Views: 131,859

by The School of Life
How to Recount Your Dreams 04:40

How to Recount Your Dreams

We often wake up from a dream with a powerful urge to tell those around us about what happened. But our listeners are also liable to feel restless and...


Published 2 months ago • Views: 163,910

by The School of Life
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    The School of Life is both a You Tube channel and a real-life school (for adults) devoted to emotional education and located in 10 campuses around the world. We address the questions we're never taught enough about at regular school or college: How can relationships go well? What is meaningful work? How can love last? How can one find calm? What's gone wrong (and right) with capitalism? We love the humanities, especially philosophy, psychotherapy, literature and art - always going to them in search of ideas that are thought-provoking, useful and consoling. We're about wisdom, emotional intelligence and self-understanding. We publish two films a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 14.00hrs GMT.

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