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Alain de Botton
Geburtstag: 20. Dezember 1969
Andere Namen: Alan de Botton, آلن دو باتن
Alain de Botton ist ein britisch-schweizerischer Schriftsteller und Fernsehproduzent.
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„Liebe zu empfangen bedeutet, sich selbst als Gegenstand der Besorgnis zu fühlen: Unsere Anwesenheit wird wahrgenommen, unser Name wird registriert, unsere Ansichten werden angehört, unsere Fehler werden mit Nachsicht behandelt und unsere Bedürfnisse werden bedient. Und unter solcher Fürsorge blühen wir auf.“
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„I think where people tend to end up results from a combination of encouragement, accident, and lucky break, etc. etc. Like many others, my career happened like it did because certain doors opened and certain doors closed.“
As quoted in "The Art of Connection – A Conversation with Alain de Botton" by Kim Nagy in Wild River Review (19 November 2007).
Kontext: I think where people tend to end up results from a combination of encouragement, accident, and lucky break, etc. etc. Like many others, my career happened like it did because certain doors opened and certain doors closed. You know, at a certain point I thought it would be great to make film documentaries. Well, in fact, I found that to be incredibly hard and very expensive to do and I didn’t really have the courage to keep battling away at that. In another age, I might have been an academic in a university, if the university system had been different. So it’s all about trying to find the best fit between your talents and what the world can offer at that point in time.
„We should not feel embarrassed by our difficulties, only by our failure to grow anything beautiful from them.“
— Alain de Botton, buch The Consolations of Philosophy
Quelle: The Consolations of Philosophy (2000), Chapter VI, Consolation For Difficulties, p. 228.
Kontext: To cut out every negative root would simultaneously mean choking off positive elements that might arise from it further up the stem of the plant.
We should not feel embarrassed by our difficulties, only by our failure to grow anything beautiful from them.