‘You are not what you earn‘ states this enriching and uplifting video from The School of Life, and we couldn’t agree more.
Alan de Botton is a favourite of ours. His wisdom and knowledge resonate greatly with us and his regular stream of videos are a true delight.
de Botton has spoken at great length about the place of money within contemporary society, even making a TV show about it, and his quest to find out why acquisitions and status still fail to bring us true satisfaction remains a constant theme to his work.
In this recent video, ‘You are not what you earn‘, de Botton deconstructs the very concept of work, breaking it down to a simple issue of supply and demand. Additionally, he highlights the true meaning of the terms value and worth, showcasing how a healthy bank balance does not always equate happiness.
There are some fantastic points being made within this short clip and we thought that it would be a contemplative way to spend a few minutes this Sunday. Enjoy.