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They argue that older and simpler pleasures — a walk in the country, the companionship of family and friends, a beautiful view — provide better oxygen for the soul than the acquisition of more branded goods or the pursuit of money, fame and status.
Britain appears to be going through one of its perennial bouts of romanticism in which the modern world, with its Tesco superstores and dumbed-down reality shows, is compared unfavourably to a mythical past in which people spent their days growing vegetables and their evenings reading poetry.
I blame Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. Come to think of it, maybe we would be better off in a pre-industrial society — even if, as one historian pointed out, the most salient fact about the 18th century is that people were in pain 50 per cent of the time.
At least in the 18th century it is hard to imagine Alain de Botton being considered an intellectual.
I also find it a bit rich when de Botton and his anti-capitalist comrades chastise us for being preoccupied with status. Are they really unaware that this criticism is a way of advertising their own superior social standing? The idea was to identify ways in which you could lead a full and meaningful life without being wealthy.
One suggestion was to take up basket-weaving, but the argument for doing so was less than convincing: My advice to anyone thinking of jumping on this anti-capitalist bandwagon is to do so quickly because it will shortly grind to an abrupt halt.
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