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A Manifesto by Alain de Botton

Here are eight key rules of living by Alain de Botton. Alain is the founder of The School of Life, as well as being a philosopher, a writer and a novelist. He is a writer of essayistic books that have been described as a “philosophy of everyday life.” Here he pens eight declarations “that can be written down, or saved in a safe place, and returned to in moments of trial and crisis.”

Alain de Botton was born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1969 and now lives in London. He is a writer of essayistic books that have been described as a “philosophy of everyday life.” He’s written on love, travel, architecture and literature. His books have been bestsellers in 30 countries. Alain also started and helps to run a school in London called The School of Life, dedicated to a new vision of education. Alain’s latest book, published in September 2019, is a collection of essays written for The School of Life, titled The School of Life: An Emotional Education.

Manifesto is a series on WePresent which invites activists and creatives with something to say to write 10 rules to live by, in order to help spread their message. The artwork on this page was created by Shivani Parasnis.

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