The School Of Life

by Alain de Botton

An interesting read about how basic human psychology affects the daily life of all of us in much the same way. We shouldn't take the actions of others personally. Rather, we should think of them as reaction to the inner problems of others. Probably we should have pity on them.

Likewise all our freakish, perverted and non-sensical thoughts are actually perfectly normal. Everyone has similar thoughts going through their heads more or less all the same time. It's not just us. Our worries and anxietes? It's not just us, it's everyone.

This sentence from the end of the book is a good summary:

We are all, where it counts, steering almost blind

Or as I like to think of it:

Almost everyone, almost of the time, is just winging it