The Truth About Love

Love is a painful, poignant, touching attempt by two flawed individuals to try and meet each other’s needs in situations of gross uncertainty and ignorance about who they are and who the other person is.

Alain de Botton

Alain de Botton, British philosopher and author, is the founder and Chairman of The School of Life, a London-based organization dedicated to helping people lead more resilient and fulfilled lives. His New York Times essay, “Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person” is one of the most-read Times articles of the past several years. Krista Tippett’s interview of Mr. de Batton (“The True Hard Work of Love and Relationships“) is one of the most listened-to episodes of On Being since the inception of the podcast.