@Johan: You must come to see us at: www.theschooloflife.com/antwerp - then you will realise that the School doesn't teach so much as invite questions and tease out the wisdom inside you.
@vw: It's not my expertise, but I would say that a lot of technical skills married to a visionary philosophical outlook is very very useful today.
@MahatmaDaniels: You realise that you want to be famous in order that people will be nice to you. Then you realise that people don't basically like famous people (it humiliates them). So then you go back to building friendships with people who know you in a direct way.
@ManuN.: We combine a psychotherapeutic approach with a cultural approach: so we mix our ideas together with art, philosophy, culture, literature. It's a unique kind of blend.
@ThomasG: Yes, I realised that being a solo author changes nothing. You have to group together with people and start movements and organisations and institutions. I will always write books, but I am now part of a much bigger team, which is a great feeling - esp if one is trying to change things.
@FrederikP.: My current big projects are:a) expanding The School of Life to 12 countries in 2015, writing www.thebookoflife.org, running www.youtube.com/theschooloflifetv - and writing a book about love and another one day on capitalism.
@SarahJD: I love information fast too; we all do, so it's a case of struggling to find good ways of delivering speed. The evening news is not a good solution.
@ElcoBalthazar: When i was 16.
@ThomasG: I think the competition to be in politics is so fierce and the journalists are so nasty, most people who could do it would never dare.
@Steven: Please start with The Consolations of Philosophy
@SarahJD: There's nothing wrong with presents and with material goods. But it does place great pressure on doing it wisely, which is hard!
@SarahJD: In two hours, this website here www.theschooloflife.com - will work again - then please go to SHOP and you will find your answer.
@Julie: My sense is there is less fear than at 9am. One is not meant to be working. So one can take more risks.
@Fuchs: I don't agree. The choice before us is between an exploitative bad capitalism and a more humane one. We may - hopefully - get there
@Averhals: Philosopher means really 'wise person dedicated to flourishing of humanity'. SO we need philosopher chefs, and philosophers newspaper owners and philosopher property developers.
@IngeS.: The best way to explain this in a hurry is to direct you to: www.artastherapy.com
@Rudo: I think this philosopher was being very polite and understated.
@ThomasG: Yes, absolutely, please come to see me at the reading in Antwerp on Saturday and say hi after.
@ElcoBalthazar: Henry of Ghent is fascinating.
I have been told I will be shot if I don't end on the dot of 1pm. So thank you so much to all. And please come to see me in Antwerp on Saturday: www.theschooloflife.com/antwerp