Summary of A Kinder, Gentler Philosophy of Success

Looking for the video?
We have the summary! Get the key insights in just 5 minutes.

A Kinder, Gentler Philosophy of Success  summary
Start getting smarter:
or see our plans

Rating

8 Overall

9 Importance

8 Innovation

8 Style

Recommendation

In this witty, captivating TED Talk, writer and philosopher Alain de Botton examines success and failure and the paradox of modern expectations. While the message “You can be anything you want!” may be rousing, it’s unrealistic. Moreover, the dark side of its embedded “spirit of equality” is envy and anxiety. The answer? Be “the author” of your “own ambitions.” getAbstract recommends this summary to those seeking a meaningful definition of success.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What common assumptions about success cause “career anxiety,”
  • Why meritocracy has a downside and
  • Why you should carefully examine your definition of success.
 

About the Speaker

Philosopher Alain de Botton wrote Essays in Love and How Proust Can Change Your Life.

 

Summary

Today, securing a good income may be easier than in the past, but

Get the key points from this video in 10 minutes.

For you

Find the right subscription plan for you.

For your company

We help you build a culture of continuous learning.

 or log in

Comment on this summary

More on this topic

By the same author

Customers who read this summary also read

More by category