Alain de Botton: Career anxiety and success #TED

An appropriate talk to listen to on a Sunday night before school, when bed beckons, and the marking pile still looms…

Alain de Botton talk about career anxiety and the philosophy of career sucess in this TED Talk:

For me, they normally happen – these career crises – on a Sunday evening; just as the sun is starting to set, and the gap between my hopes for myself and the reality of my life start to diverge so painfully that I normally end up weeping into a pillow.  I’m mentioning all this because I think this is not merely a personal problem…


  1. #1 by siobhan curious on August 3, 2009 - 4:16 am

    De Botton is one of my favourite writers but I hadn’t come across this TED talk – thanks for drawing my attention to it! We all need to hear this, I think.

  2. #2 by technologyintegrator on August 4, 2009 - 11:38 pm

    Thanks for this… my year 12s always seem to ask me why I became a teacher, out of all the options I had. It’s all about perspective – I’ve asked them to call me in 10 years’ time to tell me about their careers!

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