by Alain de Botton
Editor: The School of Life Press
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Some life skills are neglected, but also important, such as the ability to remain calmOur worst decisions and interactions are almost always the result of a loss of calm and a descent into anxiety and restlessnessSurprisingly, but fortunately, our power to stay calm can be repeated and improved.We don’t have to stay where we are: our responses to everyday challenges can change dramaticallyWe can train ourselves in the art of staying calm not through slow breathing or special teas, but through thinking.It is a book that patiently unpacks the causes of our greatest constraints and gives us a succession of very persuasive, beautiful and sometimes dryly comical arguments that to defend us against panic and fury
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