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Status Anxiety THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLERFrom One Of Our Greatest Voices In Modern Philosophy, Author Of The Course Of Love, The Consolations Of Philosophy, Religion For Atheists AndThe School Of Life Alain De Botton Sets Out To Understand Our Universal Fear Of Failure And How We Might Change It De Botton S Gift Is To Prompt Us To Think About How We Live And How We Might Change Things The Times He Analyses Modern Society With Great Charm, Learning And Humour His Remedies Come As A Welcome Relief When Most Books Offering Solutions To The Stresses Of Life Recommend The Lotus Position Daily Mail We All Worry About What Others Think Of Us We All Long To Succeed And Fear Failure We All Suffer To A Greater Or Lesser Degree, Usually Privately And With Embarrassment From Status Anxiety.Alain De Botton Gives A Name To This Universal Condition And Sets Out To Investigate Both Its Origins And Possible Solutions He Looks At History, Philosophy, Economics, Art And Politics And Reveals The Many Ingenious Ways That Great Minds Have Overcome Their Worries The Result Is A Book That Is Not Only Entertaining And Thought Provoking But Genuinely Wise And Helpful As Well. . . Status Anxiety by Alain De Botton is a sparkly book that, for the most part, I enjoyed immensely However, like other readers, I have some problems with it First, a gentle reminder to everyone who approaches a philosophical book like this one all this rationalizing of reality can be helpful sometimes, but it is often overestimated, especially by academics Even though it should be obvious, people tend to forget that reality stays exactly the same, with or without philosophical analysis The immense respect that our society gives to the rich and officially successful doesn t change an inch After philosophizing, you tend to feel like you have set the world straight, you have changed it for the better, or at least you feel like you can change it However, philosophy achieves little than providing perspective, or what could be in other words described as shooting the shit The book can be summarized as follows we are all anxious about our sense of status in the world Today s problem is our egalitarianism We no longer believe that people who are worse off are unfortunates , as that was the old term for them Instead, they are now losers It is their fault So we fear failure than ever, because it is our fault This is the flip side of meritocracy, which we consider a good thing, but I loved this book However, if you re going to read it, be ready to analyze your life, question your ambition and search for ways in which you can better treat your fellow humans.I love comparitive philosophy I especially love it when it s well researched and well written Alain s style is conversational and informative but he doesn t come of sounding academic and esoteric You learn from his research that our modern day obsession with stuff isn this book claims to be absent any original ideas It cites long and I mean long standing philosophical precepts, draws on well worn wisdom and largely repeats what has already been said.what s remarkable then is that it does so in such a clear and erudite manner that nearly every part of it and it follows the whole would makes sense fundamentally.it offers . 15 09 02 2019 . .


About the Author: Alain de Botton

www.alaindebotton.comHe is a writer of essayistic books, which refer both to his own experiences and ideas and those of artists, philosophers and thinkers It s a style of writing that has been termed a philosophy of everyday life His first book, Essays in Love titled On Love in the US , minutely analysed the process of falling in and out of love The style of the book was unusual, because it mixed elements of a novel together with reflections and analyses normally found in a piece of non fiction It s a book of which many readers are still fondest.Bibliography Essays In Love 1993 The Romantic Movement 1994 Kiss and Tell 1995 How Proust Can Change Your Life 1997 The Consolations of Philosophy 2000 The Art of Travel 2002 Status Anxiety 2004 The Architecture of Happiness 2006 The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work 2009


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