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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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100 Questions: Family Edition

A set of 100 question cards designed for families who enjoy lively discussions and meaningful conversations. It isn’t always easy for families to relate, but good conversation can…
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Thinking & Eating

Recipes to Nourish & Inspire We know well enough that the right sort of foods can help us to be healthy. But, with equal importance, the right foods…
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The Friendship Game

A Game to Get the Best Out of Friendship Friends are at the heart of a good life – and what we want when we get together with…
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Games For Grown-Ups

40 activities to draw us away from static conversation and cast aside reserve to get in touch with the neglected imaginative aspects of ourselves. We are used to…
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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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