How Culture Can Change Your Life

How Culture Can Change Your Life

Our societies frequently proclaim their enormous esteem for culture. Music, film, literature and the visual arts enjoy superlative prestige and are viewed by many as getting close to the meaning of life.

But what is culture really for? Why should we bother with it, and how can we best draw value from it in the pursuit of more emotionally fulfilled lives?

How Culture Can Change Your Life proposes that works of culture were all made, in one way or another, with the idea of improving our understanding of the way we live. It suggests:

  • • That the power of culture emerges best when we rely on it as a therapeutic tool.

  • • Culture aids us in our quest to develop self-knowledge, empathy and communion.

  • • Culture provides a sense of consolation.

    This class connects a range of cultural masterpieces with our own dilemmas and pains around love, work and society, and invites us to see culture as a resource with which to address the complex agonies of being human. 

    It provides us with enduring keys to unlocking culture as a way of transforming our lives.

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    This class is in a sequence with How to Enjoy Life and The Meaning of Life which together cover The School of Life's ideas on culture. 

    ABOUT CLASSES

    Our classes have been designed to give useful insights around the big themes in life. You’ll be challenged to think deeply about the issues that matter most, and provided with a space to share your thoughts, ideas and experiences with other curious, open-minded individuals.

    These sessions are designed by experts and taught by members of our faculty. They include a mix of lecture, conversation and group activity. 

    To get an idea of what to expect from classes, workshops and events in our classroom, watch this short film. 

Details for Sat 15th Jul 2017

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TIMETABLE

18.40            Welcome buffet & drinks
19.00            Class commences
20.15            Break (times vary)
21.30            Class finishes

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The School of Life
70 Marchmont Street
London 
WC1N 1AB

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