Status Anxiety



Status Anxiety THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLERFrom one of our greatest voices in modern philosophy, author of The Course of Love, The Consolations of Philosophy, Religion for Atheists andThe School of Life Alain de Botton sets out to understand our universal fear of failure and how we might change it De Botton s gift is to prompt us to think about how we live and how we might change things The Times He 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 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.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. Read Status Anxiety by Alain de Botton – therehabboutique.co.uk

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  • Paperback
  • 314 pages
  • Status Anxiety
  • Alain de Botton
  • English
  • 14 March 2018
  • 0141014865

10 thoughts on “Status Anxiety

  1. Tom LA says:

    Status Anxiety by Alain De Botton is a sparkly book that, for the most part, I enjoyed immensely However, like other readers, I have some problems with it First, a gentle reminder to everyone who approaches a philosophical book like this one all this rationalizing of reality can be helpful sometimes, but it is often overestimated, especially by academics Even though it should be obvious, people tend to forget that reality stays exactly the same, with or without philosophical analysis Th Status Anxiety by Alain De Botton is a sparkly book that, for the most part, I enjoyed immensely However, like other readers, I have some problems with it First, a gentle reminder to everyone who approaches a philosophical book like this one...

  2. Ruzz says:

    this book claims to be absent any original ideas It cites long and I mean long standing philosophical precepts, draws on well worn wisdom and largely repeats what has already been said.what s remarkable then is that it does so in such a clear and erudite manner that nearly every part of it and it follows the whole would makes sense fundamentally.it offers no cure for status anxiety as there isn t one but it does give great insight into its roots, and some of the ways people have managed this book claims to be absent any original ideas It cites long and I mean long standing philosophical precepts, draws on well worn wisdom and largely repeats what has already been said.what s remarkable then is that it does so in such a clear and erudite manner that nearly every part of it and it follows the whole would makes ...

  3. Corey Fry says:

    I loved this book However, if you re going to read it, be ready to analyze your life, question your ambition and search for ways in which you can better treat your fellow humans.I love comparitive philosophy I especially love it when it s well researched and well written Alain s style is conversational and informative but he doesn t come of sounding academic and esoteric You learn from his research that our modern day obsession with stuff isn t a modern convention I loved this book and re I loved this book However, if you re going to read it, be ready to analyze your life, question your ambition and search for ways in which you can better treat your fellow humans.I love comparitive philosophy I especially love it when it s well researched and well written Alain s style is conversational and informative but he doesn t come of sounding academic and esoteric You learn from his research that our modern day ...

  4. Matt Harris says:

    When I drop my daughter off to her Early Learning Centre in the mornings, I sometimes hop out of the car and away from it with her as quickly as I can Anxiety about my old Toyota Corolla with the salt affected roof, and the missing wing mirror actually produces changes in my behaviour which have been frustrating, annoying me These parents at my daughter s ELC have Mercs, Cayennes At the very least large, clean, new cars It was with this particular instance in mind that I approached Status A When I drop my daughter off to her Early Learning Centre in the mornings, I sometimes hop out of the car and away from it with her as quickly as I can Anxiety about my old Toyota Corolla with the salt affected roof, and the missing wing mirror actually produces changes in my behaviour which have been frustra...

  5. Zanna says:

    I ve read other books by de Botton and unlike some readers enjoyed his chatty style and self deprecating anecdotes This book is less personal and hasof an essay feel, but the modus operandi is still graceful, readable synthesis and organisation of material from various philosophers He aims to explain and offer relief for status anxiety in a culture, the West , where status is conferred by wealth I found this book helpful, as I quickly realised that I can explain my attitude to Wes I ve read other books by de Botton and unlike some reade...

  6. Matt says:

    Underwhelmed Botton is erudite, eloquent, wide ranging, interested and interesting He claims that we are consumed by status, and status anxiety, because we lack somethingprofound than the material satisfactions can hope to be Veritas He offers quite a few alternatives to the snobbery and mendacity which is obvious to many, if not most, in conspicuous consumption But that s sort of the problem it s all possibility, perspective Botton diagnoses the problem, surel...

  7. Simon Eskildsen says:

    For some reason, I haven t been able to get my hands on a Kindle editiondoesn t seem to have it , so I finally bought the physical book since a friend of mine has been raving about it for years This book is an extremely sensible historical exploration into the question How did we become so tied up in status Why do we make decisions that undermine our long term happiness to elevate our status Happiness is something like success pretentions, so either, you try to succeed , or yo For some reason, I haven t been able to get my hands on a Kindle editiondoesn t seem to have it , so I finally bought the physical book since a friend of mine has been raving about it for years This book is an extremely sensible historical exploration into the question How did we become so tied up in status Why do we make decisions that undermine our long term happiness to elevate our status Happiness is something like success pretentions, so either, you try to succeed , or you fight against your community and values to lower your pretentions This book isabout how society has increased the number of pretentions it s not necessarily practical guidance on how to reduce them yourself, but to raise your awareness as to how they have elevated them...

  8. Bill Kupersmith says:

    This is a most wonderful book I am most grateful to Sara my GR real life friend for steering me to it It did not tell me anything I d not known before, but it organized put everything together to yield excellent valuable insights It may look as if I took forever to read it but actually I never readthan a few paragraphs a time while on the elliptical trainer One of the insights I found most clarifying was that in Antiquity the Middle Ages when the status o This is a most wonderful book I am most grateful to Sara my GR real life friend for steering me to it It did not tell me anything I d not known before, but it organized put everything together to yield excellent valuable insights It may look as if I took forever to read it but actually I never readthan a few paragraphs a time while on the elliptical trainer One of the insights I found most clarifying was that in Antiquity the Middle Ages when the status of everyone peasant to prince was fixed at birth, no one suffered from anxiety about where they were on the economic or social ladder, because they d had no chocie in the matter But in a democratic society with upward downward mobility, we feel guilty for not ...

  9. Stephanie Jane (Literary Flits) says:

    Seeof my book reviews on my blog, Literary FlitsAs someone who is consciously trying to step away from the West s predominantly consumer driven lifestyles I am not De Botton s prime audience for this accessible philosophy work, however I still found a lot to interest me I particularly liked his wide survey of historical attitudes to social status which looked at examples back to ancient Greece and Rome It turns out that while what we believe will set us ahead of our peers has changed dra Seeof my book reviews on my blog, Literary FlitsAs someone who is consciously trying to step away from the West s predominantly consumer driven lifestyles I am not De Botton s prime audience for this accessible philosophy work, however I still found a lot to interest me I particularly liked his wide survey of historical attitudes to social status which looked at examples back to ancient Greece and Rome It turns out that while what we believe will set us ahead of our peers has changed drastically, our need to consider ourselves just ahead of the pack is one of ...

  10. Ryan Holiday says:

    I thought it was good but not amazing when I read it, but now that a few months have passed I think of it fairly often I ended up quoting it in my book and it turned me on to a handful of other writers I now like and Gustave Dore s awesome drawings of future cities in ruins from the 1800s The book can be a bit dense at time...

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