Author(s): The School of Life
Most books that want to change us seek to make us richer or thinner. This book wants to help us to be nicer, that is: less irritable, more patient, readier to listen, warmer, less prickly ...Niceness may not have the immediate allure of money or fame, but it is a hugely important quality nevertheless and one that we neglect at our peril. This is a guidebook to the uncharted landscape of Niceness, gently leading us around the key themes of this forgotten quality. We learn how to be charitable, how to forgive, how to be natural and how to reassure. We learn that niceness is compatible with strength and is no indicator of naivety. Niceness deserves to be rediscovered as one of the highest of all human achievements.
The School of Life is dedicated to developing emotional intelligence through the help of culture - believing that a range of our most persistent problems are created by a lack of self-understanding, compassion and communication. We operate from ten physical campuses around the world, including London, Amsterdam, Seoul and Melbourne. We produce films, run classes, offer therapy and make a range of psychological products. The School of Life Press publishes books on the most important issues of cultural and emotional life. Our titles are designed to entertain, educate, console and transform.
The Weakness of Strength | The Problem of Over-Friendliness | How to Overcome Shyness | How to Be Warm | Why Flirting Matters | Why Kind People Always Lie | How to Talk about Yourself | The Charm of Vulnerability