Alain de Botton was born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1969 and now lives in London. He is a writer of essayistic books that have been described as a ‘philosophy of everyday life.’ He’s written on love, travel, architecture and literature. His books have been bestsellers in 30 countries. Alain also started and helps to run a school in London called The School of Life, dedicated to a new vision of education. Alain’s latest book, published in April 2016, is titled The Course of Love.
Alain de Botton on Romanticism
The ideology of Romanticism has been fatal to our chances of long-term happiness in modern relationships. Below, School of Life founder Alain de Botton delivers a lecture at the Sydney Opera House charting a wiser course for love.
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