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Status Anxiety

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| Paperback | 9780141014869

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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 Continue

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 or lesser degree, usually privately and with embarrassment - from status anxiety. For the first time, 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. "Clever, wise. De Botton's gift is to prompt us to think about how we live and how we might change things". ("The Times"). "De Botton 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"). "Measured, amused, compassionate ...de Botton is a surefooted discoverer of the pungent but less well known quote".
("Daily Telegraph"). "A purveyor of serious buy playful manuals for living". ("GQ"). "Turned me into a fan, for its range, insight, wit and sheer usefulness". ("Daily Express"). Alain de Botton was born in 1969 and is the author of non-fiction essays on themes ranging from love and travel to architecture and philosophy. His bestselling books include "Essays in Love"; "The Romantic Movement"; "Kiss and Tell"; "Status Anxiety"; "How Proust Can Change Your Life"; "The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work"; "The Art of Travel"; "The Architecture of Happiness" and "Religion for Atheists". He lives in London and founded The School of Life and Living Architecture.

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    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.

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    Tabitta80 said on Jan 8, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    Ansia da status

    Un po' al di sotto delle aspettative, sempre alte nei confronti dei libri di Alain de Botton. Sarà stata la traduzione del titolo, che poco o nulla ha a che vedere con l'argomento trattato. E' più corretto il sottotitolo, ansia da status. Ossia quel ...(continue)

    Un po' al di sotto delle aspettative, sempre alte nei confronti dei libri di Alain de Botton. Sarà stata la traduzione del titolo, che poco o nulla ha a che vedere con l'argomento trattato. E' più corretto il sottotitolo, ansia da status. Ossia quel malessere che a volte ci rende scontenti e insoddisfatti, alla ricerca di qualcosa di più e di meglio. Spesso non si dà il giusto valore a quello che si è, perchè lasciamo che la valutazione e la considerazione che gli altri hanno di noi giochi un ruolo più importante del dovuto nelle nostre scelte e nel nostro modo di essere. Ecco, è questo l'insegnamento più importante che ho tratto da questo libro: vivere secondo ciò che mi sento di essere, senza lasciarsi condizionare dalle aspettative altrui.

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    Special One said on Oct 5, 2013 | Add your feedback

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    書評似乎不錯,但看到一半就看不下去了。答案還是自己找,妄想從書中得到解答。

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    white said on Oct 2, 2013 | Add your feedback

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    作者從小說、歷史和哲學的角度解釋社會地位的演變,以及現代人為何會產生社會地位焦慮,最後提了一些因應方法。「理解不一定能夠預防問題發生,但至少可以教導我們如何解決問題,進而降低我們遭受壓迫、被動無助及困惑不解的感受」。

    如果沒時間閱讀本書,也可觀賞作者在TED的演講略知一二。

    〈艾倫‧狄波頓:一種更寬容,更溫和的成功哲學〉
    http://tedxtaipei.com/2013/04/a-kinder-gentler-philosop…

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    1850年,內瓦爾不再遵循一般認為何謂「適當寵物」的觀念,
    而養了一隻龍蝦,用藍色緞帶牽著牠到盧森堡公園散步。

    他質疑:「比起狗以及其他各種被人帶出來遛達的動物,
    憑什麼說龍蝦就比較荒謬?
    我喜歡龍蝦。龍蝦是安靜而莊重的動物。他們知道海洋的秘密,
    他們不會像狗那樣吠個不停,也不會騷擾主人的隱私。
    歌德討厭狗,但他也不是瘋子啊。」

    笑翻了我。
    龍蝦? why not? 公園沒有禁止說不可以遛龍蝦啊!
    何必擔心他人投以異樣眼光而又讓自己陷入憂慮與不安中呢?
    打持住自己心中對於身分與地位的秤平就 ...(continue)

    1850年,內瓦爾不再遵循一般認為何謂「適當寵物」的觀念,
    而養了一隻龍蝦,用藍色緞帶牽著牠到盧森堡公園散步。

    他質疑:「比起狗以及其他各種被人帶出來遛達的動物,
    憑什麼說龍蝦就比較荒謬?
    我喜歡龍蝦。龍蝦是安靜而莊重的動物。他們知道海洋的秘密,
    他們不會像狗那樣吠個不停,也不會騷擾主人的隱私。
    歌德討厭狗,但他也不是瘋子啊。」

    笑翻了我。
    龍蝦? why not? 公園沒有禁止說不可以遛龍蝦啊!
    何必擔心他人投以異樣眼光而又讓自己陷入憂慮與不安中呢?
    打持住自己心中對於身分與地位的秤平就足夠了。
    何況還是一隻綁有藍色緞帶的可愛龍蝦呢!

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    Mummy boy said on Jan 18, 2013 | Add your feedback

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    作者淵博的知識。旁徵博引令人佩服;只是或許是文章太長,有時會有無聊的感覺

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    Arthur said on Oct 20, 2012 | Add your feedback

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