Why arts graduates are under-employed

“The School of Life” was founded by philosopher Alain de Botton. In a more secularized world they try to find answers to life’s big questions.

The School offers a variety of programmes and services concerned with how to live wisely and well: finding fulfilling work, mastering relationships, achieving calm, and understanding and changing the world. In a way philosophy fills the gap religion left.

This short movie gives some insight why there are so many un(der)employed art graduates. Our present society tends to think in terms of efficiency and things we can calculate. But ratings and statistics will only get us so far. For real satisfaction we need a sense of purpose in life. Lack of this results in the problems we see all around us; depression and burn-out, the diseases of our age.

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