Status Anxiety

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Anyone who’s ever lost sleep over an unreturned phone call or the neighbor’s Lexus had better read Alain de Botton’s irresistibly clear-headed new book, immediately. For in its pages, a master explicator of our civilization and its ...Continua
Wrote 1/8/14
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. ...Continua
Wrote 7/18/12
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". Unfort...Continua
Wrote 2/6/12

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.

Wrote 7/27/11
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
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. ...Continua

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