An empowering guide to creating a kinder, more loving world.
The modern world is richer, safer and more connected than ever. But it is also a far less loving world than we need or want: impatience, self-righteousness, moralism and viciousness run rampant, while forgiveness, tolerance and empathy seem in short supply. This book reminds us how much humans long for, and depend on, love. Far from a romantic or idealized fantasy, love is a powerful and dignified force that can save us from cruelty, defend us against chaos, and usher in hope and courage.
We all crave forgiveness and fair treatment. In a world full of technical advances, corporate greed, and automation, this book argues that the true goal of civilization should be extending patience and kindness to everyone we meet. With the right encouragement, all of us are capable of immense kindness. But without it, we can also quickly descend into something far darker. This inspiring book reminds us of our better natures and mobilizes us to fight for a kinder, more loving world.
160 pages. Hardcover.
About the School of Life
Founded by philosopher Alain de Botton, The School of Life is an organization that promotes emotional intelligence. Their books and courses are designed to help people find calm, self-understanding, and resilience through basic concepts found in philosophy and psychology. Topics covered include everything from love and marriage to modern capitalism and human behavior.