On Self-Hatred: Learning to Like Oneself (Hardcover)

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"The School of Life: On Self-Hatred may be the most essential of The School of Life's essential philosophy handbooks: it reminds us, yet again, that we are not alone, that much more connects us than divides us and that self-acceptance is one of the most important keys to peace of mind." - Emma Thompson, DBE British actress and screenwriter

A guide to emotional healing and living a more self-accepting life.


Behind many of our problems lies an often ignored factor: we don't like ourselves very much. We are sufferers of self-hatred. We tell ourselves the meanest things. It's because of self-hatred that we tend to neglect our potential at work and get entangled in unfulfilling relationships, that we lack confidence in our social lives and suffer from anxiety, despair and imposter syndrome.


This is a book that, with immense compassion and fellow feeling, investigates the phenomenon of self-hatred while giving pragmatic advice on how to overcome it. It asks where the feeling comes from, what it makes us do and how we might become kinder and more compassionate towards ourselves.


We have probably spent far too much of our lives disliking ourselves and attacking everything we say, do or feel, while not even realizing what we're up to. It's time to overcome our masochism and move towards a more self-forgiving and accepting stance. The School of Life: On Self Hatred is a guide to the more compassionate and gentle relationship we should have had with ourselves from the start, and can all achieve now.


  • IDENTIFIES THE ORIGINS AND CONSEQUENCES OF SELF-HATRED: and provides advice for living a more self-accepting life.
  • ENCOURAGES US TO DEVELOP ASSERTIVENESS AGAINST SELF-LOATHING: and
    gives us the tools to challenge our inner critic and deal with imposter syndrome.
  • ACCESSIBLE AND PRAGMATIC: with a compassionate and realistic
    tone, outlining the importance of self-care.
  • PART OF THE SCHOOL OF LIFE'S SERIES OF GIFTABLE ESSAYS: other titles
    include: Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person, On Confidence,
    How to Find Love and Self-Knowledge.

About the Author


The School of Life is a global organization helping people lead more fulfilled lives. Through our range of books, gifts and stationery we aim to prompt more thoughtful natures and help everyone to find fulfillment. The School of Life is a resource for exploring self-knowledge, relationships, work, socializing, finding calm, and enjoying culture through content, community, and conversation. You can find us online, in stores and in welcoming spaces around the world offering classes, events, and one-to-one therapy sessions.The School of Life is a rapidly growing global brand, with over 7 million YouTube subscribers, 389,000 Facebook followers, 174,000 Instagram followers and 166,000 Twitter followers.The School of Life Press brings together the thinking and ideas of the School of Life creative team under the direction of series editor, Alain de Botton. Their books share a coherent, curated message that speaks with one voice: calm, reassuring, and sane.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781912891870
ISBN-10: 1912891875
Publisher: School of Life
Publication Date: April 11th, 2023
Pages: 144
Language: English

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