is a DVD about an almost universal anxiety that rarely gets mentioned
directly: an anxiety about what others think of us; about whether we're
judged a success or failure, a winner or a loser. This DVD is about
Alain de Botton, best-selling writer and presenter of Philosophy: A
guide to Happiness asks - with lucidity and charm - where worries
about our status come from and what if anything we can do to surmount
them. With the help of philosophers, artists and writers, he examines
the origins of status anxiety - ranging from the consequences of the
French Revolution to our secret dismay at the success of our friends -
before revealing ingenious ways in which people have learnt to overcome
their worries in their search for happiness. We learn about sandal-less
philosophers and topless bohemians, about the benefits of putting skulls
on our sideboards and of looking at ruins.
The result is this 3-part DVD that isn't just highly entertaining and
though-provoking, but genuinely wise and helpful as well.
de Botton's Status Anxiety is the perfect DVD for anyone who needs to
have their life put in perspective and step by step, day by day, this
DVD will help us learn how to maximize our lives on this small little
Presented in widescreen 16:9 with Dolby Digital 2.0, the quality of this
disc will help portray the tranquility needed to change our lives.
Unfortunately no special features are included on this disc. Recommended