The School of Life

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The School of Life is a global organisation dedicated to fostering emotional well-being, both through our US-tv channel and our real-life schools in 10 locations around the world. We apply psychology, philosophy, and culture to everyday life, addressing the questions we're never taught enough about at regular school or college: How can relationships go well? What is meaningful work? How can love last? How can one find calm? What has gone wrong (and right) with capitalism? We love the humanities, especially philosophy, psychotherapy, literature and art - always going to them in search of ideas that are thought-provoking, useful and consoling.

We're about wisdom, emotional intelligence and self-understanding.

We publish two films a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 14.00hrs GMT.

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On Feeling Ugly
On Feeling Ugly2 months ago
In Praise Of Bias
In Praise Of Bias2 months ago

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  • Do you ever collab with other channels? I like your work.

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  • Awesome channel.. You have some awesome footage!! Subbed

  • Have been looking for this video!

  • Great channel - keep up the work

  • love the video

  • You guys should definitely make a video about Safety Love

  • I am totally in love with School of Life since I discovered it some weeks ago. These short pieces are stimulating, smart, deep and I love listening to them on my iphone as I go about my day. I also find that they reassure me on a host of issues. Thank you all for all the research you do and the insight you possess! If I am ever in England I will drop in!

  • Excuse me, I'am a student and I need to make the decision of what I'm going to study, I like you videos, the ''Who we love'' suprise me, what I need to study to understand this?, Psychology, Anthropology?

  • You should do an episode explaining why I hate this channel so much.

  • Hello! I have this vague recollection that this channel had a topic about "how to build beautifull cities when we colonize mars"? More or less? Could that be true? I haven't been able to find this video. Your help would be much appreciated! Kind regards.

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  • Hi there, thank you for the very instructive and entertaining videos! You are awesome, I can't believe how you achieve to sinthesize so well the work of every philosopher and give it a perspective. Who is behind all this great work?

  • Where's Em? I miss her! We need more female philosophers and she was such an inspiration. Does she have her own channel/social media?

  • Love your curriculum series; just finished watching through part 2. You should pick the philosophy stuff up again. Specifically David Foster Wallace comes to mind as an interesting video. I don't think it would be redundant to dive into other aspects of the thinkers you've already touched on either, like what you did with Plato's forms and Sartre's bad faith concepts. I'm sure your stuff on relationships and personality types and what not get more attention but there are so few well researched, fair, and objective channels for philosophy I would hate for this aspect of your channel to get overshadowed.

  • do one on Husserl and phenomenology! you have one on Heidegger but Husserl is the real king

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  • Please make a video about PMS. This would help with relationships :)

  • Hello, could you do one on the Marquis de Sade? Thank you!

  • Dear The School of Life, I will love to see you u guys do a video about drinking, maybe the culture of binge drinking or the history for alcohol. cheers. =) btw keep up the good works.

  • I really like your work, especially the literature playlist. It can make me understand what makes famous writer unique and different from another writers. Please make more video about another famous writer, maybe like Oscar Wilde, Scott Fitzgerald, HG Wells, etc.

  • Curious about your thougts on being competitive with friends, adiction or fear of competitive fun

  • I'm current consoling both members of a failing marriage, however the man would do anything to keep them together, but the woman is begging for an excuse to leave. The power dynamic that flows between them has always moved in one direction, and the man refuses to fight nor even give his opinion, preferring to defer to her. He doesn't understand it is this reason that she has lost interest in him. Are there any videos that talk about this dynamic, and does he NEED to change, or is it a question of compatibility?

  • How are you able to tap into all of these subjects?

  • This channel seems very intelligent and deep to me, but I have certain doubts about it. For sure it contains plenty of interesting educational material, like the philosophical and political stuff; but also it has this toxic Cioranesque atmosphere and its obsession to give messages (a lot of them surreptitious) in a fairly dark way makes me wonder the intentions behind it. Think of me whatever you want, but my advise would be not taking seriously the things you hear and see in this channel, specially if you're a manipulable or impressionable person. Before everything make your own reasonings, think for yourself and be skeptical; that's never an extra.

  • Hi! I teach English as a second language in Canada. I really like the videos of School of Life and thought that I could use them as pedagogical tools. I thought it would also be interresting because it tells people about things that they are not supposed to learn in school. I was wondering if you would have documents or materials to accompany your videos about life. I would like to work them with my 15 years old students. I really appreciate! Thank you! Marc-Olivier Roussin Montreal, Canada

  • Dude, your made up words in the video 'Why Germans Can Say Things No One Else Can' are stupid as hell! NO ONE uses words like "Kummerspeck", "Ruinenlust" or "Futterneid". Yes, you can build such words because of our grammatics but since my 62 years living in germany, I've never even heard of those words.

  • FYI there is a link that appears at the end of the Thoreau video that is inappropriate.

  • Hi, I sent you an email and got an auto-reply that you're really busy which is expected and understandable. However, I would really appreciate if you can take a quick look at it and let me know if there's anyone in particular on you team I should be in touch directly on this matter. The email subject is "Please consider advice my doctorate research" and it's pretty much about that. Thanks, H

  • This channel used to be really fantastic when it focused on topics like philosophy, economics, politics or simply biographies of historical figures, but I feel like the shift to sexual and romantic videos hasn't been a good one. There's much more to life than sex and relationships.

    • Thanks so much for your feedback. We listen to our viewers very carefully.

  • Hi 🙂 I love your channel and have been following you for a long time 🙂 Do you have any suggestions on how to make my YT channel a business?

  • I just want to thank you on your hard work making these videos, while maintaining a very high quality of narrative, art and film making.... I really do appreciate and thank every member of the school of life.... keep up the good work. My Best Regards!

  • Please do one on Gustave Le Bon - The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind. Thank you!

  • @School of Life, could you do a video on Fernando Pessoa? Thanks

  • You guys speak about almost everything except for colonisation and neo-colonialism still evident today? How about western dependency or why Zimbabwe was sanctioned instead of only mentioning their current poverty?

  • Do Philosophy videos on Oswald Spengler and Julius Evola.

  • I've been watching The School of Life awhile, and if I've learned nothing else, I have learned one thing: There are few, if any, simple solutions to life's problems. Or perhaps more accurately stated, the problems that can be solved with a simple solution are few.

  • I second Pettit, this is absolutely my favourite channel. I admit it, I purposely wait a while before to check out your new content only so I can binge watch it. I was wondering if yous could dip your toes in the psychology of ASPD since people with it do think very differently (especially on the matter of human connection and relationships) - I am grateful, your videos have allowed me to understand others, but I'd very much like your production team to help me understand myself since you do such a good job at it. Besides, it would allow the laymen to further understand a type of person that usually confuses and scares people away.

    • I'm sorry, it appears you have already dipped your toes with your video on Machiavelli’s Advice For Nice Guys. Can we get an ankle in?

  • Do you have a video about how to define if you're really in love with somoene or are you just in love with being loved?

  • hey i like your channel. can you make a video on how to complain less?

  • Do you have any videos that would relate to those who are struggling with trusting media, or trust anything they hear from word of mouth? I think that is a very relevant to a lot of people in Generation Y, which has the largest distrust in media.

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  • Hey, i love watching your videos. No matter the topic I always feel a little .. smarter & my mind feels understood. I wonder if you may create a video about Schizophrenia..? I'm suffering a lot on it & I think this would give me the power to tell myself it's ok. :D Maybe you can mention that "Schizophrenia" is not quite the same than "multiple personality disorder" :s Me and my other personalities would be happy, if you'd just do that :D <3 anyway, no matter if you'll do that or not - I still love your videos so keep on making people think & smile <3 THVM <3

  • Can you do some more literature videos, focusing on 20th century writers - Kerouac, Burgess, Huxley etc

  • Hey could you do fewer depressing relation videos and more cultural/political/philosophical themed videos?

  • Something on Malaparte's Techniques of coup d'etat? ;)

  • Hey The School of Life ,could you do a video on LMD robots ,the one on the tv show of Agents of Shield that has currently ended on season finale ....Please and thank you !!!! I would really like to know what makes us Organic Humans differ from these Mimics of Human Society.

  • Can you make a video about avicenna?

  • Hi there, I just recently came across your channel and I have to say I am very impressed. Puts Crash Course and other competitors out of the water. I also have a suggestion for your psychology series - I looked for these figures but couldn’t find much. Eugen Bleuler, Emil Kraepelin, and the Kraepelinian dichotomy and then in philosophy: Edmund Husserl Keep up the good work!! Adam

  • Is there a way to volunteer for The School of Life?

  • I really really love this channel. Thank you so much

  • You're easily the most empowering channel i've ever run across on youtube, over other mediums for that matter. You help put into clear words what i've felt and contemplated about life of the self and the outside world. Its like i am speaking and listening a totally separate person who also happens to be...myself.... Thank you.

  • Best channel ever! Keep up the work guys <3

  • Hey Guys, does someone know how they make their animations? They are very good!

  • hey great job on the 2 million <3 yuve guys helped me alot. thank you for doing this

  • I love you, School of Life. Your approach to the bitter-sweet mystery that's life is both endearing and grounding. You guys helped me overcome tons of troubles that come with the early 20s and sped up my personal growth. You spoke to me, for this I am forever grateful.

  • I was feeling empty without crash course philosophy, but here it continues

  • I find the summaries of Philosophers to be quite helpful. I would like to see a literature video done on either the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis or the Brothers Grimm.

  • Could you do a video on Alan Watts please !! :))

  • I would love to see you cover the topic of, "don't feed the trolls"/how to respond to trolling. In today's political climate, we keep taking the bait spectacularly, which only results in trolls winning. This is a problem on par with fake news and echo chambers, in my opinion. Keep up the great work!

  • PLeaseeee please please make a video about "apathy". Ive been binge watching your videos. and now i am curious about apathy

  • My whole family is hooked on this Channel. I've also ordered several books from you all. My sister is probably the biggest fan, so much so that she flew to London to partake it a School of Life seminar. This channel is a great key to self discovery. The School of Life team, especially Alain de Botton, are truly a gift to humanity.

  • Hello School of Life, before I had some doubts about how great this channel could be, but I'm enjoying it very much and finding it quite useful and consequential. I have a suggestion for a topic - using foul language. I always wondered why buddhism explicitly forbade it (if I'm not mistaken) or on the contrary why some people use it so excessively, me included at times, and wether it can be liberating or just something violent to avoid, or wether we can view it more as a weapon or just part of our regular communication and way of being, since in some places and cultures this seems to be the case or is hard to distinguish. Thank you all so much for your beautiful work.

  • Hi SoL! I quite enjoy your channel and I learn so much from your videos. The scope of topics is phenomenal and I have to say I've become much more aware of perspectives I hadn't been previously exposed. An idea for a future video: Why is it so difficult to change our minds? I'm not talking about the mundane things we change our minds about all the time, rather I'm thinking of more significant perspectives on politics, religion, culture, social norms, etc. I know there is a lot of research on the development of values and the deep imprint they have on us but we have also placed a certain value on open-mindedness. However, increasingly, I am seeing people who simply don't want to hear alternative perspectives, preferring to live in their own perfectly constructed mirror bubble (echo chamber is the new term I understand). This has huge implications for society. Very dangerous indeed.

  • HEY! I love your channel, would you be so kind to do a video about Herman Hesse? It would be so lovely of your part PLEASEE!!!

  • Great Work! I wondered whether you make all the animations yourself or do you have a source for them?

  • Thank you for all your videos on relationships, it is such a relief to find considered information on these topics. I would like to suggest that a good topic would be how to manage being the partner of someone with Depression, Aspergers or Autism or all three. It's very difficult to find accessible information about this elsewhere.

  • Thank you so much.

  • Hello, school of life. I am happy you are making more and more videos. I started following your channel after seeing some Philosophy videos but you haven't made any more new in this category. There are so many great philosophers with amazing thuoghts, ideas and stories so why not make a great philosophy vieo again? Marcus Aurelius is a very interesting one - emperor among philosophers and philosopher amang empereors. This is just a suggestion. Any other philosophical theory would be as gret and as interesting. Thanks for your work!

  • Would you be interested in doing a video about Patanjali Yoga Sutras ? and the The eight limbs of Yoga

  • This my favourite channel on US-tv! I love the animations and your voice! Will you make a video on linguistic universalism and peripheral ideas?

  • "The School of Life" - A rare gem in a sea of self-deprecation and insecurities towards one self. Teaching not how, but rather why to do something, which has ultimately led to the ignition of a spark in myself to once again believe in humanity, the values of life and time and space as not limiting but freeing factors. Thank you!

  • Fantastic videos and content! How about an overview of Zygmunt Bauman?

  • Congratulations on 444 videos! They are all fabulous.

  • Thanks

  • Can you do one on only children

  • Could you do a video on having an Existential crisis?

  • Hi, I am very thankful for your content, it makes me more peaceful and understanding. I live in Poland and we do not have such materials to encourage people to practise self growth. I would love to translate some of your videos so people here had an opportunity to change their lives. Is there any way I could do that?

  • Hi people. I just discovered your channel and I must admit it is interesting. I am in the education sector in Canada. Could I have your permission to link some of your videos in my recommended material ? Also, will you do a History of Ideas video on Communism (I know you did one on Karl Marx, but I'd like one with a more historical approach) ? I'd like to be able to show the History of Ideas - Capitalism and History of Ideas- Communism to some students in the future.

  • Wow, your videos are awesome. The amount of effort you put into it is clear because of the way the videos are presented. Just wanted to tell you to keep up the good work. And thank you for everything.

  • such a great channel you have here. But you ought to buy a proper pop-filter for your microphone and/or EQ out frequencies below 70Hz. I have to mute my subwoofer in order to watch your videos ;)

  • love your videos, complex concepts made simple, i would love to see more philosophers discussed like Fichte or Herbert since i love the historical context in which they are place. btw loved the one on kant

  • love this channel!!

  • Do you think you would be able to add some common language subtitles. Particularly Chinese. More people could access them then.

  • Hey! I would love to see a Video about the ethics of eating meat! Please make one! PS: love your videos

  • Can you make video on Emil Cioran?

  • Of all the sections this magnificent channel holds, philosophy is my extremely dear to me. Since I'm from India, I'd love to watch your videos on Indian philosophers likely Ambedkar, Lokmanya Tilak, Veer Sawarkar or even Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Keep doing the great stuff. Cheers!

  • I believe I have found a gem. Thank You :)

  • Do Peter Kropotkin please!

  • I've just watched 4 random videos on this channel and Jesus always makes a cameo like the best guy on every subject. What's with that?

  • Amazing channel, so inspiring and deep. It would be great if you made a video on bullying and mental manipulation. Greetings from Spain, and thanks for the videos.

  • Awesome channel :) I love your work. By the way can do you a video on topics such as: men love vs women love./ how men love is different from women love. does unconditional love exist? can women have truly pure/ unconditional love for men as they do for kids? is men love more pure than women's love? womens love is not loyal

    • and Yes, I got cheated by a women I loved so much and could take a bullet for her. She did not even explain why or what happened. I hope your channel can explain it :D

  • these videos are more addictive than drugs

  • How do we go back to being Children?

  • I just wanted to say that this channel changed my life, your philosophy videos introduced me to the world of abstract thought and now I'm working towards a degree in philosophy, thank you.

  • I love you people, thank you for the best channel ever!

  • Hi School of Life,I'm a big fan of your work. This channel has greatly enhanced many aspects of my life, and for that I am most appreciative. Nevertheless, I face a difficult struggle today - multiple incurable, (painful) and only partially treatable health problems that will debilitate me for the rest of my life. Many friends and family members don't understand the magnitude and experience of my alignments, some genetically caused and thus out of my control. This has all hurt my aspirations, dreams, relationships, and general satisfaction and wellbeing of life. If there is time in your schedule, I kindly ask you to make a future video about the philosophy of health problems and difficulty. Thank you sincerely!

  • This is by far the best channel I've ever found. What this channel is attempting to do I believed couldn't be done. There's too much disagreement topic to topic or there hasn't been enough conclusive evidence. This channel is amazing because it believes in itself and it's ability to give accurate advice, despite the challenges that come with giving any advice at all.

  • Why do you have such an enormous ratio of dislikes in your videos?

    • Because they're brutally honest without being brutal is my guess. People are brutal and want to be lied to and told that they are not. No one likes getting called out for being anything less than perfectly great. Truth hurts.

  • Thank You

  • hello. I would love to discuss some life thoughts with you. Maybe even suggest some things for videos. I think your channel is great and I think I have some valuable knowledge/advice on these kind of issues. I'm sure you know much more, but isn't it great to discuss with someone else who can understand beforehand? Who knows, maybe you'll want to keep messaging me to further discuss some topics later. I've sent you a message over youtube, not sure if that's reliable but i tried. adam

  • Hello, wonderful and mind opening videos :) but... i was wondering can you guys expand your production to example, muslim, african and south american leaders and ideologists ? thanks again !

  • Truth Is Dead and We Have Killed Him. ~Ghazal

    • dude, What does this even?

  • Hi! No suggestions, just a word of appreciation. I accidentally found this channel a few weeks ago and absolutely Love it. Fantastic work, delivered with enough wit as to be disarming. With humor, I can let my guard down and accept some insights as these. Thank you so much. Every one is a gem.

  • Eastern Philosophy - Adi Shankaracharya. Please do one on him and his philosophy "Aham Brahmasmi" Would love to see your take on the topic

  • PLEASE MAKE MORE ART AND ARCHITECTURE VIDEOS!

  • Hi, love your videos. I'm interested in life extension/ longevity research. There are some serious avenues at the moment in terms of understanding the processes of physical aging and possibilities of reversing it so we can live much longer in good health and maybe one day indefinitely (in a 'prime of life' condition, not drawing out frailty). The result would be a big change of the human condition because of not knowing that our time is limited to some set period of at most around 100 years and not having to inevitably experience and be resigned to increasing frailty and illness and loss of the ability to do some of the things we enjoy. I wonder if you are aware of this and have reflected on it and would consider doing a video on your thoughts on it? I don't mean necessarily (or only) on some of the 'obvious' objections some people make (but overpopulation, but immortal dictators, but need death to make life have value and meaning and to incentivise us, but would get bored, but need to make way for young generations and new ideas) - because they come up a lot and there are reasonable answers to counter them all, in my opinion. But just if you have any insights as to what it would mean for the human condition. For a start some of the things adressed in some videos would be put in a new context if it happens, I guess. But then it's also a part of human nature to be able to adapt, and things don't have to stay the same, right? If you've not read it I would suggest also reading Nick Bostrom's fable of the dragon tyrant, about this. Thanks if you read this :)

  • CAN YOU MAKE A VIDEO ABOUT BEING SCARED OF ENJOYING SO MUCH BEING ALONE ON DAILY BASIS?

    • What's wrong with being alone? I like being alone.

  • Great channel. Very deep and informative content. Thank you.

  • Hi, Someone stole one of your video "Why Some Countries Are Poor and Others Rich?", edited it and remove several points. I remember this video being yours because I disagreed with the points (this video is omitting obvious reasons) and had a discussion about it with some friends. Although I dislike this video, it is still yours and no one should stole it. I'll post the link in the comments.

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  • Why do your videos only have one POV ? Do you not have any conflict of opinion in your organisation? Do all agree on everything?

    • maybe you could reflect that in some of your films....

    • Thanks for asking. We have many points of view, and that's why you will notice some differences between our films.

  • Could you do a video on guilt? I really feel like I feel this emotion more than it's warranted and it distorts my decision making process.

  • Hello i just wanted to ask a very simple question on what books you read? specially any that you highly recommend; philosophy and psychology are my fav

    • These are the books we would love you to read: www.theschooloflife.com/shop/the-school-of-life-library/

  • Hello. I have one issue with the recent change you've made. You started using background music in your videos. All the old videos were quiet with the narrator speaking the content of video. They were quiet and very easy to follow. Given that the content is heavy and narrator speaks fast enough, it'd be great if you do not add any background music to your videos. Unlike Sit-Com shows or talk shows, this content is something we don't want to miss a word of. Hope you change things.

  • Love your stuff! As a self declared Jungian, I would be interested in how you would tackle Carl Jung and if you think he is important to the school of life. Would y'all ever consider doing a Jung video?

  • This channel is fantastic!

  • ...also... Stirner, Proudhon, Bakunin, Kropoktin, :D

  • Very interesting topics but why so heterosexual in orientation?

    • Because the main person behind the School of Life (and main narrator) is Alain de Botton, who's heterosexual, maybe?

  • Is it possible to make a video about Pierre Bourdieu? Thanks in advance!

  • HELP! The song at the beginning of "love requires generosity" is beautiful and I would love to learn it but I can't figure out what it is! If i could get the name i would be eternally grateful.

  • I loved the video "Why Some Countries Are Poor and Others Rich" , I'm a third world citizen and I've been thinking a lot about that subject exactly and then you've expressed most of my thoughts in that video. So I am really happy to see that there's some likeminded people out there who really think about reasons and results . I like this channel !

  • Hey!! Just wanted to say this is my favourite channel on US-tv and I love it so much also, would you ever do a video on clingyness/ how to overcome it? It's a pretty big issue in many relationships.

    • I think you should watch videos on eastern philosophy. and try to get some information about Vipassana (many videos are available on youtube)

    • It is beautiful to see that you find inspiration through video stories of others. We hope to induce the same reactions from the youth by empowering them to take matters into their own hands and exposing them to the different professions and tracks out there. check out our channel: bit.ly/2cxH8ap

    • It would be great if you could make a video that focuses on insecure attachment styles in adults and how to become more secure..i think being clingy has a lot to do with your attachment style

    • We'll add it to our list of possibles!

    • Great! Thank you! Also would you ever do a video on relationships with mentally unstable/ill people? That would be really interesting too!

  • Hi! I just want to express my gratitude to you and your work. It really helped me to better understand my behaviour, the behaviour of others, and to accept myself :) Thank you very much!

  • Would you mind making videos about female philosophers - Arendt, de Beauvoir, Connway, Rand, etc? I love School of Life and appreciate all that you do to help share knowledge and encourage learning!

  • You guys have incredible videos and are doing something of real significance. I just finished university and started full time work, and even though I like my job, it's repetitive, and it is in every job. I'd really love if you guys did a video talking about how to deal with the reality of boredom in work / life. Keep up your truly excellent work :)

  • PLease make a video explaining the psychology of people choosing Trump as the new president.

  • Have you ever heard of Vasili Arkhipov? He died in 1998. Here is a human being worthy of study in all schools, in all countries.

  • Awesome channel!! Just one inescapable, indefensible, irrefutable criticism... These videos are all way too short!!! Absolutely exceptional quality, just lacking in quantity. Respectfully.

  • The School of Life you're awesome. Can you make a video on parents? Or like how generations evolve and adapt.? I think that's something interesting you can really explain well. Thanks!

  • I want to give up. Can you make a video about giving up?

    • try jumping off the roof of your house.

    • If they did that, it would be cool to distinguish between "giving up" and just "cutting your losses."

  • Fantastic work, you guys! So happy I found your channel!

  • Hey, would you guys consider making a video about the recent vlogs events going on, seems like US-tvrs would really need some wisdom from you guys.

  • i love this channel! however, i wonder why you shut the comments off the video 'why some countries are poor and some are not'. of all the videos (other than debotton's butchery of chinese names) this was the most ahistoric and strange to me, and i wanted to fight about it a little, but no comments! other than that, thank you very much for the great conent.

  • Congratulations on your videos on political theory and Philosophy. They've helped me understand some key authors and I believe to have a general view on some topics now. Thank you for your work!

  • School Of Life, you really make great videos, i have learnt a lot through your informative and entertaining topics. Are there any ways i can contribute some money to your channel?

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    • Thanks so much - the best way to help us is to buy something from our lovely shop: www.theschooloflife.com/shop

  • Hey School of Life I just got done watching your video on FA Hayek. I thought it was really good. I saw that you used a picture of Murray Rothbard in there, and it got me thinking. Can you do a video on the economic and philisophical ideas of Rothbard?

  • Thank you for your channel. Been feeling a little vulnerable lately; your videos help.

  • Can you make a video about the philosophy of famous musicians? for example, Bob Marley

  • Hey School of Life Thank you for your great videos, i'm also looking forward to your opening date for the SOL in Zurich. I'd like to make a video request. I was very touched by your video "Good and Bad Childhoods", and i'd like to make a request that goes in the same direction. It's about growing up with only one parent, in my case my father died so i can only talk from this position, but i would also be interessed in the view of growing up without a mother. I think very often about the situation of growing up without my father, he died early in my childhood, and i'm always interessed in books or articles that describe this scenario. Our parents play a great role in forming our genderroles, which is the part that interests me the most. Meanwhile i'm a man im my twenties, and i honestly still struggle with finding my male identity. I would be delightet if you could formulate your views on this topic, i feel that there are a lot of stereotypes around about this kind of issue, and i would really enjoy a neutral input. Thank you very much and keep up the good work Kind regards

  • Hi The School of Life, can you make a video on Solitude and how to deal with it? I believe it will help lots of people, thanks.

  • hi school of life, I'm watching your videos since last year, and they changed me in a good way on how to view life and other people. However I'm facing a big issue in my life right now and I will tell you about it in a small video request Could you make a video about why people change in a relationship? how to cope with the change, how to approach it, and how to be there when this happens? i've been with a girl for a few months, we had a fight and then everything changed, she was there but not fully, we argued about this and I tried to ask her politely what happened, how can we go further but she ignored my request. In the middle of december she broke up with me, I tried to ask for an alternative but she's just making fun of me. What in the world can I do as a 26y.o. who doesn't want to accept the moving on phase and thinks that all of this is a punishment for the fights we had? I know that the hardest part is to wait for a reply, however the feeling of "that won't happen" is stronger day by day. I feel like I really care for her and didn't want to do harm, I am actually aware now of my issues and I'm doing all that I can to fix my bad side. I was forced by a brutal thought of loneliness that she's gonna go away sooner or later, which actually happened. My request is to make a video or post a reply on what to do next. I have my own knowledge on moving on, I want to know if there's anything that can be done when you find yourself in a check-mate position from which you can not move neither towards her or on with the roads and new challenges that life can bring. In someway I would like her to stay in my life. Excuse my chaotic request, maybe you'll figure out what i'm asking here, I hardly wait for your reply Thanks for making us better people, C.

    • Thank you for this suggestion - and do also please read our book on RELATIONSHIPS, available from our store.

  • If I agreed with the way in which these videos present life as a whole; I honestly would have killed myself by now. What this channel presents as optimistic I actually see as incredibly depressing. Thank goodness we all have different perspectives on the meaning of life, I guess.

  • please please release a video on social anxiety!

  • Dear Schoo of life, I have seen the video "how to remain calm" in which you mention a French philosopher Inmilo Gustachtie a.k.a. Ella. However there is nothing to be found on the internet(no result from libary or from list of french philosophers. Could you provide a source/bibliography to that man? Thank you and best regards,

  • hey... I suggest a video dealing with freedom...

  • Can you guys consider doing a video on Erich Fromm if it isn't yet in the works? I only know a small bit about him and his ideas, but it seems Escape From Freedom and some of his thoughts on human nature might be very relevant.

  • this channel is life saving, it helps me see the world a whole different way and even ask myself questions about things i never ever tried thinking about. thank you!!

  • Just wanted to say that your videos on Eastern philosophy really broadened my views on the world and I thank you for that. I was actually looking for books that contain collections of Haikus and was wondering if you had any recommendations?

  • I want to share my opinion for this channel (thats the worst part for having an internet access to your business, people make comments :).... ; - The philosophy should not be benefited from money , if we do that we wouldnt be philosophical, we would be in a business and consume products ... ( love for all humanity)

  • you are the greatest thing in the internet

  • People seem to kick work into hyperdrive after some kind of failure. I would like to discuss this. Especially because I am guilty of such action. Example: A student, after receiving his report card, sees his very first failing or barely passing grade, feels a shock, and starts to frantically study for the upcoming classes in hopes to erase that failure. The said student wants to go on to an elite medical school or graduate school in pursuit of a medical degree or PhD. As a result, he throws out all of his leisure time, puts his friendly, familial, and romantic relationships on hold, dedicating all of his energy into his schoolwork. What is he doing correctly? What is he doing incorrectly?

  • Who is the narrator? Is it Paul Amos? He's wonderful.

  • Will you make a video about Balzac?

  • make a video on TOPIC ''HOW MUCH DIFFICULT IS IT TO GET NIRVANA / MOKSHA

  • Hi guys, love what you do! Please make a video about PAULO FREIRE and his PEDAGOGY OF THE OPPRESSED

  • Meh .. this used to be a pretty informative channel about life and philosophy but has unfortunately turned into a married couple's advice channel. In my opinion you have narrowed down your target audience from practically everyone to a range of 30-40 yo.

  • Hello The School of Life, Can you make a video on The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn?

  • I'm deceived by the lack of proper subtitles. I think this should be a priority for this channel, considering the already high value content !

  • Hi The School of Life, can you make a video on losing friends .... a friend wants to know

  • man i wish i had friends my age who are into philosophy and videos like this :'( sad, lonely world

  • Give us some Bacon !

  • Make a video of Dante Alighieri or Eminescu!

  • Could you do a video about how to deal with estrangement? More specifically, from family.

  • Make a video about Erik Erikson :D

  • It would be interesting if you make an edition on E. E. Cummings.

  • 'School of life' is more like 'School of relationship advice' now.

  • Simple words: Thank you for these all your videos and insights...

  • I don't know if Gottfried Keller is well-known beyond the German-speaking countries or not, but he has got some interesting books like "Kleider machen Leute" in which a normal guy who became respected and well-treated by the people because he was wearing a coat of a noble man.

  • Has SoL made a video about discipline / self-discipline ? It seems like a requirement for making changes in one's life, breaking bad habits, etc.

  • Is it possible for you talents to make a video on Henri Bergson? not a request but a suggestion.

  • Gotta say, I love your videos. So insightful, philosphical, and creative. So glad I found you guys!! xo

  • I think an Alan Watts Philosophy video would be a good idea

  • If possible could you guys offer the option of subtitles in multiple languages? I love a bunch of videos from this channel and sometimes want to share with friends, but not all of them are able to understand it as we live in Brazil and our first language is Portuguese. I was wonderind if that could be a possibility; I leave this comment as a suggestion.

  • This channel is just another liberal echo chamber

  • Please Do Diogenes. He's missing.

  • Has the School of life every done or considered doing a video of a conservative concept?

  • What are your sources for your videos?

  • Do some videos on Eastern philosophers. Al-Ghazali, Ibn Khaldun, Ibn Rushd, and others. Please. Thanks.

  • I really love your videos and the ways you present them are very attracting. I was wondering If you could make about Social class?

  • hi school of life , please do a video on why are we stubborn

  • Could you do a video overview of Wilde?

  • Can you guys put this on Itunes so I can listen to it while I work out?

  • How about the art of saying 'no'?

  • Great channel!

  • In “The poor and The Rich Countries" you just completly ignored history. Many of the poorest nations in the world were former colonies, slave-exporting areas and territories from which resources had been systematically extracted for the benefit of colonizing countries. Although there are notable exceptions (Australia, Canada and the U.S. being perhaps the most prominent), for most of these former colonies, colonialism and its legacies have helped create the conditions that prevent many people from accessing land, capital, education and other resources that allow people to support themselves adequately. In these nations, poverty is one legacy of a troubled history involving conquest.

  • Bravo!

  • We love to travel, thanks for the video.

  • Bravo!

  • Interesting

  • Richest Countries In The World Based On Purchasing Power Parity Of GDP Per Capita Country: GDP per Capita (PPP) 1 Qatar 140,649 2 Luxembourg 98,460 3 Singapore 82,763 4 Kuwait 73,246 5 Brunei Darussalam 71,185 6 United Arab Emirates 67,674 7 Norway 65,614 8 Switzerland 59,540 9 United States 54,629 10 Saudi Arabia 52,010 This page was last modified on September 19, 2016. Islamic Country is leading 5 of 10 is Islamic country And The first thing that really Important for them is The Religion/Observance to God

    • If you think that what happens in Saudi Arabia or Afghanistan represents the whole muslim world, you need to go back to school. Or perhaps visit Egypt and make some muslim friends. They are just like you. (But more educated.)

  • Is there a video about yin and yang? i can't find it

  • Wasn't there a Video where a woman was talking about Diary keeping or writing responses to questions for self reflection? Where has this video gone?

  • Aldous Huxley good people, I beg of you.

  • hello! i adore your job! so i tried to make some greek subtitles for the video "why you shouldnt trust your emotions" for the moment and why not for more later :-) just one thing: often, the sound effects cover the voice of the narrator and making it harder to hear... i hope it's only me with this hearing disorder :-P

  • Do one on Marquis de Sade.

    • Need to watch it. Right now I am reading Juliette. Once she is done I would have read all his major works.

    • What do you think about the movie that was based on one of his books "Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom" by Pier Paolo Pasolini ?

  • I really enjoyed your video about cynicism, but I wonder whether you might do one on Cynicism the ancient philosophical school. I think figures like Diogenes have a lot to tell us about how to be a citizen of the world ("kosmopolites" -- a word he coined, and the root of our word "cosmopolitan"). The 20th-century theorist Peter Sloterdijk claimed that the ancient Cynics might actually provide a good alternative to modern Cynicism. Foucault also had a lot to say on the matter in his final lectures. Just and idea...