Status Anxiety

Saturday, 26th October 2013 at 11am - 1:30pm

Location: 1207 Kai Tak Comm Building, Sheung Wan (Usual Gathering Place)

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Status Anxiety is a nonfiction book by Alain de Botton

Status Anxiety discusses the desire of people in many modern societies to "climb the social ladder" and the anxieties that result from a focus on how one is perceived by others. De Botton claims that chronic anxiety about status is an inevitable side effect of any democratic, ostensibly egalitarian society

Alain de Botton, is a Swiss/British writer, philosopher, television presenter and entrepreneur.  His books and television programmes discuss various contemporary subjects and themes, emphasizing philosophy's relevance to everyday life.


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