Oliver James On Envy
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The growth in our relative materialism in the last 20 years has bought us neither reassurance nor contentedness, but unrealistic aspirations and neurotic competitiveness. Psychologist Oliver James…
Alain de Botton On Pessimism
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In the constant search for happiness, philosopher Alain de Botton believes that we should all learn to be a bit more pessimistic.
In this secular sermon, Alain challenges the great bourgeois…
Ruby Wax - On Loving Your Ego
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It's often said God has a big ego problem, but stand-up comics surely come a close second. It's not so much the size of their egos as the fragility that makes them such curious creatures.…
Allegra McEvedy on Gluttony
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None of the 7 Deadly Sins is currently quite so out of favour as gluttony, but that's because it is deeply misunderstood argues chef Allegra McEvedy. Allegra’s sermon isn’t a call…
Barbara Ehrenreich - On Optimism
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US author, social commentator and activist, Barbara Ehrenreich, likes to tell it as it is. In this secular sermon she calls for a new commitment to realism. Far from making us happier, she argues…
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