Why We Hate Cheap Things

By The School of Life

How to rethink your consumer habits and feel richer at heart.

Our society encourages us to equate expense with value. The more expensive something is, the more we're encouraged to covet it. Yet as its market price falls, our interest and passion tend to fade.

This recurrent pattern, The School of Life argues, is a cultural misfortune. We need to rethink our patterns of consumption. Why We Hate Cheap Things considers how to do so, and reveals how most of us already have more than we need. With humor and utility, the book teaches us how the practice of gratitude can lead us to a more meaningful understanding of wealth.

The School of Life is a global organisation helping people lead more fulfilled lives. We believe that the journey to finding fulfilment begins with self-knowledge. It is only when we have a sense of who we really are that we can make reliable decisions, particularly around love and work.

80 pages


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