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Status AnxietyBy Alain de Botton

In a Nutshell

Status Anxiety identifies the ways that our desire for approval makes us mentally unhealthy, and also shows ways that we can combat the disease of trying to climb the never-ending social ladder.

Favorite quote

Judged against eternity, how little of what agitates us makes any difference.

Alain de Botton

Introduction

These days, it's very common to be stressed out by our place in society. We're constantly afraid of not accomplishing what's expected of us, and this fear gradually wears us down. Alain de Botton's Status Anxiety will teach you how to let go of the false expectations that you're trying to live up to so that you can be much happier.

Here are the 3 key insights from this Hack

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    Build up your self-esteem to combat the desire to be 'somebody' – because it’s only making you anxious
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