The School of Life: On Confidence

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Form: Hardcover

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Page Count: 95

Brief Summary:

I thought this was brilliant. The book explores how we self-sabotage, how we sometimes “dress up” our base human inadequacies as godly virtues of humility while shunning and limiting the healthy and essential qualities of inner confidence we need, and much else. The author brings a dose of realism to the topic as well — endorsing a darker but more operable view of base humanity as inherently jealous and flawed, a view that should be a tool to see through the myth of perfection and superiority that leaders often project onto others. As Montaigne is quoted: “No man is a hero to his valet,” and “Kings and philosophers shit and so do ladies.”