In life, there are some skills that you’ll never learn from a textbook. The art of sparkling conversation, worrying less about money, happily spending time alone, making love last. People are born with those skills, right? Or at least they’re acquired through years of, well, living? Not if you ask Swiss-British philosopher Alain de Botton. In 2008, he started his School of Life in London, and in 2012, opened his first international campus here in Melbourne.
After a sell-out spring season, tickets have just been released for the School of Life’s winter program, beginning in July. Many of the old favourites are back, including How to Realise Your Potential, How to Make Love Last and How to Relate to Your Family, which draw from pop culture, philosophy and psychology to help you discover the answers for yourself. The classes are taught by artists, writers and people who have lived what they’re talking about.… Read more