Alain De Botton

Submitted by on Sep 25, 2015

Charlotte de Botton. Photo: Charlotte de Botton. In English writer Alain de Botton has a remarkable quality: his books inspire new discoveries. De Botton’s works such as “The Art of Travel”, “Worry about the status,””Consolation of Philosophy”and others, combine author’s personal experience and his study of the works of thinkers, artists and poets of the past. metkere.com In an interview with Alain de Botton metkere.com he talked about how he wants to change people’s feelings, wants to fly into space, and advises to travel alone. — My interests may seem very diverse, so it is natural to ask:”How do you decide what to write about?”There are two issues to which I keep coming back. Firstly, how we handle that hurt? And secondly, let’s enjoy the beautiful and the good. So as a writer I’m interested in the suffering and pleasure. Besides, I am very”personal”a writer, so I always motivate own pain and joy. Recently I finished the book,”The Pleasures and flour the work.”It is an attempt to understand the modern workplace, as countries in the scale of history is the role of work in our lives. I spent two years talking with people at work and photographing them, and the result is, I hope, is charming. The book will be released in the original, in March 2009, and the Russian translation will appear in 2010, if I’m lucky. — A few days ago in London opens”School of Life”in which a number of experts, including you, will share”ideas for life”. Can you tell us more about the school? Why did you decide to participate in this project? — I am a practical writer. That is, I want to write, people to change in any way. I want them to see the world a little differently. Becoming older, I understand more and more that, of course, people affect not only the books they read. In societies there is a certain”climate of opinion”, so someone who is interested in changing the human senses have at some point to devote more time politics. My response to this new political union was the susceptibility of people, opened in London”School of Life”. The idea of ​​the school is to challenge traditional universities and rethink the knowledge, bring them closer to real life, having gone from”knowledge for the sake of knowledge.” Simply put, it is an organization that is trying to give people something that, in my opinion, should give them the universities: a sense of direction and wisdom through the culture. — Your book”The Art of Travel”more about poetry and philosophy than the actual travel. Why did you choose this method of storytelling? — I like to combine my ideas with very specific, practical aspects of human life. For example, today people spend an awful lot of time thinking about vacation. It seems to me that such a trip is very banal on the one hand, in fact, carry a lot of interesting and important stories: the role of money in happiness, then, as we remember the place, the idea of ​​the exotic, the role of literature in shaping our ideas about what interesting. The result is a book that is both a treatise on art, literature, philosophy, and, I hope, very practical and even enjoyable look at the journey. — Speaking of travel, where you want to get there, but you know that this is impossible? — It would be wonderful to observe the Earth from space – and thus to understand the huge scale, in comparison with which lost our daily business. Back on Earth, you can always recall these images to give prospects what is happening. — Where would you suggest to go to your best friend? — I advise a friend to travel alone, and not with the group. Traveling alone scares and disorienting, but this disorientation can present the most valuable experience. — Do you have a favorite souvenir from your travels? — I remember some images of the Sinai desert, which was visited when I was 18. Its grandeur and the emptiness is still impress me and bustle of city life, I sometimes enjoy these images of the ancient nature. Enjoyed the article? metkere.com Facebook. Sign up for metkere.com to Facebook. to be aware of all the news. And for us it is possible to follow in the”Twitter”and”Vkontakte”.
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