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This is a completely hilarious, profound, stark, realistic and brief talk by the brilliant Alain de Botton.

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  • You have to fall into this guys classification or paradigm to fit his ” knowledge” notice how when he says we are all addicts, he then says we need to redefine addiction to fit his theory .interesting sort of, not very useful .

    • well in today sense there is none marriage to the state but like that chick said um…was it karen udos i forget someone that talks about how much the united states corporation of amerika SUX its like two boats getting together you aren’t really even married…that is fascinating and the ring is like halo appollo saturn worship stuff its all pagan bullshit maybe marriage is ok but in no sense i can see in the modern age where we have all these rituals and traditions and just masssive bullshit it must end END THE FED END THE SHIT DOLLAR STOP AMERIKA BEFORE ITS TOO LATE!!

      • Andy,

        the collaps will come, where a new begining of love could happen.
        In the meantime it is possible to create a new “society”, which is hidden for the old society.

  • At a certain age, maybe at about 33 years, I discovered that I am not the product of my education. I am something else. I realized I lived a kind of love by education and found out this is not right any more for me. I started my search for universal love and found it at my age of 37 years.
    On this search I told the one who wanted to hear it: I am not a father, not a son, not a brother etc. I am a human being, maybe playing such roles.
    Now I could find out which roles were wrong according universal love and drop these roles/behaviors.

    At my age of ca. 15 years, I said to my girlfriend:
    love is a feeling, which my feeling feel when I feel somehting what I never felt before.
    Love is renewing my being, where I steadily discover new forms of I.
    This love transforms old love/educated love.

    In fact love is an attraction force, where like attracts like,
    so where pain attracts pain and love attracts love.
    By this proces it is possible to transform pain and grow in love.

    Psychic love happens by the bipolar big brain, by good and bad.
    Spiritual love happens by the stem brain, where love is right beyond any gender/duality.

    I agree with the speaker, moreover it is just the beginning of love.

  • Whew! A potpourri of a subjective, snowstorm of philosophic and pop psychology ideas from a male chatty Cathy who hasn’t a clue what he is talking about. Entertainment for pseudo-intellectuals, but really bad advice if one takes it seriously.

    • I totally disagree with Jon on his assessment. I am a psychotherapist and Alain is pretty much spot on in this easy to watch presentation. You might read some Harville Hendrix on this topic as well. “Getting the Love You Want” for example. This is definitely not bad “advice”, rather some delicious food for thought in my opinion.

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