The School of Life is a global organisation dedicated to fostering emotional well-being, both through their YouTube channel and real-life schools in 10 locations around the world. They 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? They love the humanities, especially philosophy, psychotherapy, literature and art - always going to them in search of ideas that are thought-provoking, useful and consoling. They are about wisdom, emotional intelligence and self-understanding.

They address such issues as how to find fulfilling work, how to master the art of relationships, how to understand one’s past, how to achieve calm and how better to understand, and where necessary change, the world. We are seeking more emotionally intelligent kinds of: Relationships, Work, Leisure and Culture. 

Read more about The Book of Life on their blog or download The School of Life app

A film about an introvert and how his time alone makes him a better friend. In collaboration with Alain de Botton for The School Of Life.

Ultimately, life is only 700,000 hours long so we have to make sure the ideas we need don’t get lost – or take too long to find.
— Alain de Botton