Alain de Botton on ‘success’

Just a small post to direct you to an interesting and entertaining lecture by Alain de Botton on career crises and the psychology and sociology behind ‘success’ (hat tip BNET):
One quote: “It is not the material goods we want, it is the rewards. (…) The next time you see someone driving a Ferrari, don’t think this is someone who is greedy, think this is someone who is incredibly vulnerable and in need of love.” I suppose this could be another way to look at the bonuses in modern banking…

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Dutch translator and subtitler living in Brittany with his three cats. Has also lived in the Flemish part of Belgium. Speaks English rather fluently and in a former life used to have a decent command of Spanish. Knows swear words in German and Russian. Not quite francophone yet, but slowly getting there. Vaguely centrist observer of the world around him, extremely naive and, sometimes, rather proud of it. Writes Venale Pecus.

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