(Justin Deschamps) Romanticism, according to author Alain De Botton, introduced the idea of love, romance, and soul mates into modern culture. Before that, marriage was more about business and procreation, not so much about personal fulfillment. Surely, there are some good things that came from romantic thinking, like the idea that love should be a guiding force inn relationships. But it also introduced several ideas that to this day cause the modern man and women a lot of problems.
Alain De Botton
(Justin Deschamps) What if the story of our culture was wrong? What if the expectations we have about life are unrealistic? Would this make us unhappy, even mentally unwell? In short, the answer is an overwhelming yes. In the following must-see presentation, you’ll discover some of the most fundamental beliefs about life were invented only a few hundred years ago, and have been causing us problems ever since.