The Book of Life

Developing Emotional Intelligence

It is about the most substantial things in your life: your relationships, your income, your career, your anxieties. This book is an offshoot of The School of Life.

There has always been a longing to gather the important things in one place: the sense that amidst all the chaos and disparate sources of knowledge, someone has taken the trouble to distill, to compress, to say what is essential.

In a world overflowing with information, what we most need is curation. The Book of Life aims to be the curation of the best and most helpful ideas in the area of emotional life.

The Romantic is excited by how things might ideally be, and always judges what currently exists in the world by the standard of a better imagined alternative.

Romantic vs. Classical Voters

We are used to dividing how people vote in elections according to the categories of right-wing and left-wing. But there might be another way of labelling an electorate that taps into something broader and deeper in human personality. We might apportion people into the camps of Romantic and Classical voters. Which might you be? Here is some of what separates these two fundamental electoral types:

Both Romantic and Classical political orientations have important truths to impart. Neither is wholly right or wrong. They need to be balanced. And none of us are in any case ever simply one or the other. But because a good political landscape requires a judicious balance of both, at this point in history, in many countries, it might be the Classical electoral attitude whose distinctive claims and wisdom we need to listen to most intently and which is most ripe for rediscovery.

Source: The Book of Life