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On Being Nice

  • On Being Nice: This guidebook explores the key themes of being nice and how we can achieve this often overlooked accolade

    Most books that want to change us seek to make us richer or thinner. This book wants to help us to be nicer: that is, less irritable, more patient, readier to listen, warmer, less prickly. Niceness may not have the immediate allure of money or fame, but it is a hugely important quality nevertheless and one that we neglect at our peril. This is a guidebook to the uncharted landscape of niceness, gently leading us around the key themes of this forgotten quality. We learn how to be charitable, how to forgive, how to be natural and how to reassure. We learn that niceness is compatible with strength and is no indicator of naivety. Niceness deserves to be rediscovered as one of the highest of all human achievements.

    - The School of Life, Alain de Botton
    - 128 pages
    - 5 inches W x 7 inches L x 0.5 inch H
    - Hardcover
    - Consortium
    - 2018
    - Item #: 978-0995573642

    The School of Life is devoted to developing emotional intelligence. It addresses issues such as how to find fulfilling work, how to master the art of relationships, how to understand one’s past, how to achieve calm and how better to understand and – where necessary – change the world.

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