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Updated 22 October 2019
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95. Alain de Botton: Status anxiety (2004)

With the help of philosophers, artists and writers, Alain de Botton examines the origins of status anxiety—ranging from the consequences of the French Revolution to our secret dismay at the success of our friends—before revealing ingenious ways in which people have learnt to overcome their worries in their search for happiness (143 minutes).

Based on his 2004 book of the same name – see Alain de Botton’s website