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Alain de Botton discusses his latest book, "The News: A User's Guide," which takes a thought-provoking look at the manic and peculiar position that news has achieved in our lives. (more)
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We are never really taught how to make sense of the torrent of news we face every day, writes Alain de Botton, but this has a huge impact on our sense of what matters and of how we should lead our lives.
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A philosopher critiques the role of news in contemporary life and how the media promotes sensation over information. He questions the role the news media plays in our lives.
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To do list: "to understand ourselves, to empathize with and forgive others, to accept the inevitability of suffering without falling prey to a sense of persecution, to remain tolerably hopeful, to appreciate the beauty of everyday life, and to prepare adequately for death."
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