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Sociability

Knowing how to get the most out of the people we meet, live with and work around is fundamental to our chances of a fulfilled life. We’ve written books, classes and digital content to help navigate the challenges of achieving a truly rich social life. We explore questions such as how to start more interesting conversations, how to be nice (and why it’s important to be so), and how we can enjoy our relationships with friends and family more deeply.

Tools for a Richer Social Life

From strategies for combating social anxiety, to the questions that unlock the best kinds of conversation, we offer a range of tools that can help turn strangers and acquaintances into lifelong friends.

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The Meaning of Life Cards

A pack of 52 cards to help us understand what truly matters through deep and entertaining conversation. We sometimes playfully wonder what the meaning of life might be…
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Guide to Modern Manners

How to navigate the dilemmas of social life. Modern life is full of minor but acute dilemmas: wishing to end a boring conversation without causing offence; forgetting a…
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Meeting Friends

52 cards with questions and exercises for deeper and more meaningful conversations with friends. Meeting up with our friends is one of life’s great pleasures. We look forward…
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Games for Grown-ups Gift Set

A gift set to restore connection containing The Dilemmas Game and Games for Grown-ups. Our Gifts to Restore Connection are designed to strengthen friendships and enliven encounters with…
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Therapeutic Services

Therapeutic Groups

An essential part of well-being comes through regularly connecting at depth with other people. Our therapeutic groups run online every week and are a chance to talk to other participants at The School of Life – in the presence of a gifted therapist-moderator – about whatever might be on your mind. A vital complement to individual psychotherapy.

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Introducing the new The School of Life App

Get all of The School of Life’s Sociability content, and much more, in your pocket by downloading now.

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Sociability in the App

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Did they mean to hurt me?

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No one cares

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Video: What makes a good guest?

Articles on Sociability

Aphorisms on Kindness

Sociability

Aphorisms on Kindness

In theory, we all love kindness of course, but in practice, a kind person sounds like something we would try…
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A Short History of Love

Relationships

A Short History of Love

The strange thing about love is that even though we experience it in a deeply personal and apparently instinctive way,…
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A More Spontaneous Life

Self-Knowledge

A More Spontaneous Life

  One explanation for the low-level sadness that often dogs our spirits is a lack of a seldom mentioned but…
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How to Be Diplomatic

Sociability

How to Be Diplomatic

Diplomacy is an art that evolved initially to deal with problems in the relationships between countries. The leaders of neighbouring…
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