"...the knowing animals are aware that we are not really at home in our interpreted world."
- R.M. Rilke
July 17, 2012
This is not a vacuous self-help book with platitudes and endless
lists with bold instructions on how to make your life better in 150
pages. If you are seeking such a read look elsewhere.
Rather, this is a meditation on the nature of work in our times. Told using real-world stories spanning the globe, de Botton encourages deep thinking and reflection in his readers about the relationship between meaning and work as well as the meaning of our work.