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13 mins | May 13, 2020

Alain de Botton: how to travel from your sofa

Pandemics may confine us — but we can learn to explore in very different ways. "But a period of quiet thinking in our room creates an occasion when the mind can order and understand itself. Fears, resentments and hopes become easier to name; we grow less scared of the contents of our own minds — and less resentful, calmer and clearer about our direction. We start, in faltering steps, to know ourselves slightly better." Philosopher and author, Alain de Botton, explores in the Financial Times how can we discover the world, and ourselves, from our very own homes.

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