What They Forgot to Teach You at School
The School of Life
We all went to school for what felt like a very long time, taking good care of our homework while learning vaguely intriguing things about equations, the erosion of glaciers, the history of the Middle Ages and the tenses of foreign languages. But why, despite all the lessons, were we never taught the really important things that dominate and trouble our lives, such as who to start a relationship with, how to trust people, how to move on from sorrow or betrayal, and how to cope with anxiety and shame?
This book is a collection of The School of Life’s most essential lessons, delivered with directness and humanity, covering topics from love to career, childhood trauma to loneliness. To read this book is to be invited to lead kinder, richer and more authentic lives – and to complete an education we began but still badly need to finish. It’s homework to help us make the most of the rest of our lives.