03:40
Asking for Help When We're in Trouble
by The School...
2 days ago ∗ Views: 58,402
It can be easy to feel that no one in the world really cares about us. The truth is more complicated: people are generally able to care a lot, but the...
03:56
Jesus as a Philosopher of Kindness
by The School...
7 days ago ∗ Views: 90,223
Discussions of Jesus often miss that he was, quite aside from anything else, remarkably wise, one of the great philosophers of his time. An area of pa...
07:36
How Our Past Influences Our Present
by The School...
1 week ago ∗ Views: 115,696
A lot of the way we see reality has been influenced, and often distorted, by our past. Our childhoods, which went on a long time, have shaped how we a...
04:42
The Benefits of Being a Mummy's Boy
by The School...
2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 90,110
As a boy grows into a man, there's a lot of pressure to deny mother - and all she stands for: tenderness, vulnerability and need. But maybe these aspe...
05:09
What Your Home Says About You...
by The School...
2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 215,705
One of our most basic psychological needs is to create a home, that is a space that is decorated in such a way as to reflect our values back to us. Th...
03:50
What Children Teach Us About Love
by The School...
3 weeks ago ∗ Views: 98,210
We have nowadays learnt a lot about what children need in order to flourish and feel secure. That's a huge advance, but we'll have made proper progres...
05:46
Why We Pick Difficult Partners
by The School...
3 weeks ago ∗ Views: 1,430,058
In theory, we're nowadays allowed to get together with pretty much anyone we like. And yet, at a psychological level, we aren't free to love just any ...
02:45
On Feeling Ugly
by The School...
4 weeks ago ∗ Views: 211,772
We all go through moods when we feel exceptionally ugly. We tend to blame our faces and our clothes, but the cause of the feeling is almost always int...
05:54
In Praise Of Bias
by The School...
4 weeks ago ∗ Views: 78,441
We're taught to think that 'bias' is automatically a bad thing, but everything depends on what sort of bias it is. There might be bias towards wisdom,...
03:39
The Pleasure of Reading in Bed Together
by The School...
1 month ago ∗ Views: 101,554
A happy relationship is often associated with constant wild and passionate sex. But in fact, one of the greatest joys, and a good indicator of mutual ...
09:01
What Is an Emotionally-healthy Childhood?
by The School...
1 month ago ∗ Views: 161,522
We know how many adult problems come down to issues from childhood - but what exactly is that wondrous, hugely desirable thing, an emotionally-healthy...
01:37
Come and Meet Us in The USA
by The School...
1 month ago ∗ Views: 19,069
We are holding a three-day conference in San Francisco from the 23-25 March 2018. We'll be covering the most important ideas we teach as well as build...
06:55
NIETZSCHE ON: Amor Fati
by The School...
1 month ago ∗ Views: 164,064
Friedrich Nietzsche had a particular fondness for a concept called (in Latin) 'amor fati', a Stoic acceptance of one's fate and a commitment to embrac...
03:21
The Attractiveness of Unhappy Looking People
by The School...
1 month ago ∗ Views: 257,920
We are often taught that the best way to prove attractive is to smile. The idea feels logical and for the most part highly appropriate, but it shouldn...
04:10
Why You Should Read Self-help Books
by The School...
2 months ago ∗ Views: 133,772
We're often encouraged to be dismissive of the idea of self-help books, but reading in order to grow emotionally is one of the most serious and import...