• What They Forgot to Teach You at School

  • Essential Emotional Lessons Needed to Thrive
  • By: The School of Life
  • Narrated by: Sonya Cullingford
  • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (48 ratings)

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What They Forgot to Teach You at School

By: The School of Life
Narrated by: Sonya Cullingford
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A collection of the essential emotional lessons we need in order to thrive.

We probably went to school for what felt like a very long time. We probably took care with our homework. Along the way we surely learned intriguing things about equations, the erosion of glaciers, the history of the Middle Ages, and the tenses of foreign languages.

But why, despite all the lessons we sat through, were we never taught the really important things that dominate and trouble our lives: who to start a relationship with, how to trust people, how to understand one’s psyche, how to move on from sorrow or betrayal, and how to cope with anxiety and shame?

The School of Life is an organization dedicated to teaching a range of emotional lessons that we need in order to lead fulfilled and happy lives - and that schools routinely forget to teach us. This book is a collection of our most essential lessons, delivered with directness and humanity, covering topics from love to career, childhood trauma to loneliness. To listen to the book is to be invited to lead kinder, richer, and more authentic lives - and to complete an education we began but still badly need to finish. This is homework to help us make the most of the rest of our lives.

©2021 The School of Life (P)2021 The School of Life

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Wonderful

This book echos my very soul. I will read it again and again, along with the other SOL books which have served me and spoken to me, inspiring me to go forward in defiance of this destinationless journey.

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  • McMummy
  • 04-07-21

Convoluted

I only got to the end of chapter 2, due to the repetitive and basic nature of the content. To summarise: Intro + chapter 1 (basically the same) = school paradigms don't need to define your life. Chapter 2 = just do it. Every scenario was furnished with numerous unnecessary descriptive examples of the point being made. I concluded this was basically a simple premise for a book strung out to 3 + hours. Distil it down!!

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  • Gabriel Akin
  • 03-08-22

Insightful, fun, engaging

I have read(listened to) a few of their books. What they forgot to teach you in school has served as a sort of time machine. I travel backwards to recontextualise events, relationships and viewpoints.