Status Anxiety

by | Editor: Penguin Books Ltd
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In "Status Anxiety", bestselling author Alain de Botton sets out to understand our universal fear of failure - and how we might change. We all worry about what others think of us. We all long to succeed and fear failure. We all suffer - to a greater ...Continua
Ha scritto il 08/01/14
Per sfatare falsi miti e riportare l’attenzione su ciò che ciascuno di noi considera importante indipendentemente da tutto. Lo riporto in biblioteca per comprarlo in libreria. Psicologia spiccia con tanti riferimenti bibliografici.
Ha scritto il 18/07/12
Status anxiety. Keeping up with the Joneses. Climbing the social ladder. Whatever you call it, you know how it feels. My parents sure know how it feels, for in my entire life they've been indoctrinating me with the importance of "status". ...Continua
Ha scritto il 06/02/12
Actually I finished this about 12 years ago. I just remember that some of my interpersonal relationship problems were solved because of the explicit explanations and viewpoints of this author.
Ha scritto il 27/07/11
When you are offered two jobs, one with $50k and your colleagues got $30k, another one with $60k and your colleagues got 80k, which one would you take?If inequality is the nature and you cannot alter, there is no dis-satisfaction. However, with the ...Continua
Ha scritto il 22/06/10
This book won't help you with your status anxiety but could serve as an introduction to how (Western) civilization has handled this issue, interesting. I often skipped the parts where Alain tries to talk his reader out of the anxiety over status.

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