Emotional intelligence affects every aspect of the way we live, from romantic to professional relationships, from our inner resilience to our social success. It is arguably the single most important skill for surviving the twenty-first century. But what does it really mean?One decade ago, Alain de Botton founded The School of Life, an institute dedicated to understanding and improving our emotional intelligence. Now he presents the gathered wisdom of those ten years in a wide-ranging and innovative compendium of emotional intelligence which forms an introduction to The School of Life. Using his trademark mixture of analysis and anecdote, philosophical insight and practical wisdom, he considers how we interact with each and with ourselves, and how we can do so better.From the reigning master of popular philosophy, The School of Life: An Emotional Education is an essential look at the skill set that defines our modern lives.
The main thrust of the book is to bust the myth that matters of emotion are innate and allergic to rational thinking. The key claim is that the notion of Romanticism brought to us by popular storytelling has harmed our ability to reach sustainable emotional insight.
This book, and the other books in The School of Life series, help provide the awareness and education that ought to have started when we were in middle school.
This is a book about everything you were never taught at school. It's about how to understand your emotions, find and sustain love, succeed in your career, fail well and overcome shame and guilt. It's also about letting go of the myth of a perfect life in order to achieve genuine emotional maturity. Written in a hugely accessible, warm and humane style,The School of Lifeis the ultimate guide to the emotionally fulfilled lives we all long for - and deserve.
Summary of Emotional Agility by Susan David. This summary intends to increase your awareness of your own emotions and to help you come to peace with even the difficult ones. According to the author, Susan David, if you want to control your emotions, you need to address your thinking patterns and
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