How To Enjoy Life

How to Enjoy Life teaches us:

  • The skills of appreciation and gratitude.
  • How little we sometimes notice what is around us.
  • How to awaken ourselves to the beauty and value of the things, people and ideas with which we are surrounded.
  • How to properly absorb what is already precious in our lives.
  • The art of sampling happiness without being sentimental or deluded - a skill we term ‘cheerful despair’.

This class is a tool of re-enchantment. We are nudged into seeing how neglectful we can be of many phenomena that lack social prestige, not because we are bad or lazy, but because we are up against enormous obstacles to proper appreciation.

Drawing especially on art and literature, the class gently and wisely encourages us to make more of what we have.

TIMETABLE - WEEKDAYS

5.45pm            Drinks & welcome
6.00pm            Class begins
7.30pm            Break (times vary)
9.00pm            Class finishes 

TIMETABLE - SATURDAY

10.00am            Tea & welcome
10.15am            Class begins
11.45am            Break (times vary)
1.00pm             Class finishes 

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‘The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one’s appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.’
– Amelia Earhart

EXPLORE MORE

How to Enjoy Life is one of the twelve classes that comprise our core curriculum. Our classes tackle the core themes of emotional life, from relationships and the workplace, to understanding the self and exploring our relationship with culture. You can explore the full curriculum here.

This class is in a sequence with How Culture Can Change Your Life and The Meaning of Life which together cover The School of Life's ideas on culture.

Buy tickets for
How To Enjoy Life

$90

What:
Class
When and where:
  • Tue 19 Jun 2018 6 – 9pm,
  • Tue 24 Jul 2018 6 – 9pm,
  • Tue 25 Sep 2018 6 – 9pm,
    The School of Life, 669 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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TICKETING

Full price: $90.00
Concession: $75.00
(+ $2 booking fee and 1.5% CC fee) 

Valid concession cards include a Health Care Card, Seniors Card, Pensioner Concession Card and current student cards.

Please note that we are unable to offer refunds or transfers with less than 7 days cancellation notice before the original class date.

For ticketing and box office enquiries please call +61 (0)434 492 669 or email melbourne@theschooloflife.com.au.