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

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

The School of Life Curriculum has been written, designed and quality assured by The School of Life HQ in London, led by Alain de Botton. Presented as an EQ learning journey, these 12 classes and 4 full-day workshops bring together over 10 years of teaching and continuous improvement of our emotional intelligence curriculum around the world.

About Classes

Our classes have been designed to give useful insights around the big themes in life. You’ll be challenged to think deeply and have courageous conversations about the issues that matter most, and you’ll be encouraged to step outside your comfort zone in a safe space with other curious, open-minded individuals.

To find out more about what to expect when you come to a class or workshop at The School of Life, take a look inside our London classroom.

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

Buy tickets for
How To Enjoy Life

$90

What:
Class
When and where:
  • Tue 13 Nov 2018 6 – 9pm
    The School of Life, 370 Bourke St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

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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.

Please note that our core classes take place upstairs at 370 Bourke St Surry Hills. For mobility access, please contact our box office on 0491 263 041 to discuss arrangements to ensure your access requirements are supported.

For general ticketing and box office enquiries please email sydney@theschooloflife.com.au.