We are, most of us, aware that not all of our potential is currently being mined. We have intuitions of possibilities – in our love lives, our careers and our ways of living – that we have yet to explore.
This class looks into what potential really is: where and when our intuitions are correct, and where perhaps we should exercise greater caution in following sudden new ideas.
We will consider how we might listen to what we could call our ‘deep selves’ in order to turn confused messages of ambition and distress into a plan for a more coherent and satisfying future. We explore blocks to creativity and our unconscious bias towards suffering.
We learn that greater satisfaction is an aspiration that must be handled with immense patience, but that most of us truly do have enormous reserves of untapped possibilities, a realisation that is at once a little scary and properly exciting.
You can attend this TSOL-class for only €5,- !
Students and employees of TU Delft can sign up and pay with their NetID through the online subscription system of S&C, DMS: https://sportsandculture.tudelft.nl/en/subscriptions/view/
Externals have to sign up and pay at one of the information desks at S&C.
About The School of Life
The School of Life is devoted to developing emotional intelligence through the help of culture. They address such issues as how to find fulfilling work, how to master the art of relationships, how to understand one’s past, how to achieve calm and how better to understand, and where necessary change, the world.
The School of Life is a place to step back and think intelligently about central emotional concerns. You will never be cornered by dogma, but they will direct you towards a variety of ideas from the humanities – from philosophy to literature, psychology to the visual arts – ideas that will exercise, stimulate and expand your mind. You will meet other curious, sociable and open-minded people in an atmosphere of exploration and enjoyment.
The School of Life was founded in 2008 in London by Alain de Botton and now has branches all over the world, from Sao Paolo to Melbourne, from Seoul to Tel Aviv.