What They Forgot To Teach You At School
Essential emotional lessons needed to thrive
by The School of Life
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 05 Oct 2021 | Archive Date 31 May 2021
Publisher Spotlight Audio, The School of Life
A collection of the essential emotional lessons we need in order to thrive.
We probably went to school for what felt like a very long time. We probably took care with our homework. Along the way we surely learnt intriguing things about equations, the erosion of glaciers, the history of the Founding Fathers, and the tenses of foreign languages.
But why, despite all the lessons we sat through, were we never taught the really important things that dominate and trouble our lives: who to start a relationship with, how to trust people, how to understand one’s psyche, how to move on from sorrow or betrayal, and how to cope with anxiety and shame?
The School of Life is an organization dedicated to teaching a range of emotional lessons that we need in order to lead fulfilled and happy lives – and that schools routinely forget to teach us. This book is a collection of our most essential lessons, delivered with directness and humanity, covering topics from love to career, childhood trauma to loneliness. To read this book is to be invited to lead kinder, richer, and more authentic lives – and to complete an education we began but still badly need to finish. This is homework to help us make the most of the rest of our lives.
Average rating from 16 members
Thanks #NetGalley for giving me the chance to listen to this audiobook. #whattheyforgottoteachyouatschool. I’ve listened to it a couple times now and will be listening a couple more. I really liked the narrators soothing voice. I sometimes would be lolled to sleep while listening. LOL No worries though, just started back up again when I woke up. This audiobook definitely has some very insightful chapters and explains things that they didn’t teach us in school. It touches upon subjects in the realm of mental health and coping with life. I found it insightful and entertaining.
I listened to this on audio and it was better than I expected. It went more in depth than I assumed it would, however if you are a teacher this may not be the best book for you. It went into the psychology of attachment and how it has to do with schooling as well as how school and parents play into our lives. It goes into emotions, friendships, relationships and self evaluation. This was a good “beginner to psychology” book and I recommend if you are interested in how your upbringing affects your everyday life.