In today’s world, techniques for developing self-knowledge and finding fulfillment are hard to find seeing as they are not taught in schools, universities, or workplaces. -- HEAVEN HARPS
The School of Life is a global organization based in London, England that is helping people to lead more fulfilled lives through their unconventionally educational Youtube videos, products, and in-person classes at their school in London. At the core, they believe that the journey to finding fulfillment begins with self-knowledge. It is only when we have a sense of who we really are that we can make reliable decisions, particularly around love and work.
In today’s world, techniques for developing self-knowledge and finding fulfillment are hard to find seeing as they are not taught in schools, universities, or workplaces. Too many of us go through life without ever really understanding what’s going on in the recesses that are our minds.
The School of Life was created as resource for helping people understand themselves, improve their relationships, their careers and their social lives - as well as for helping people to find calm and get more out of leisure hours. They do this through videos, films, workshops, books and gifts - as well as through a warm and supportive community.
To deliver their mission of helping people lead more fulfilled lives, they have focused their attention on six different key themes. They believe that each of these areas can bring people closer to fulfillment in a different way. We can learn a lot about ourselves when we dive into these subjects as they become relevant to what we experience as we go through our lives. Otherwise, Self-Knowledge is a general great place to start. The themes are:
Leisure & Culture
They have created:
Books, stationery, games and gifts
Interactive classes, workshops, courses and events (for individuals and businesses)
Digital content (i.e. short YouTube films)
An in-person and online therapy service
School of Life on why knowledge of self is important: It is devilishly hard for all of us to understand who we really are. Self-knowledge matters so much because it is only on the basis of an accurate sense of who we are that we can make reliable decisions - particularly around love and work. A lack of self-knowledge leaves us open to accident and mistaken ambitions. However, armed with the right sort of self-knowledge, we have a greater chance of avoiding errors in our dealings with others and in the formulation of our life choices. We offer a range of tools to help us to understand the hard-to-access bits of our minds.