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Summary

An examination of the importance of self-knowledge, providing practical exercises to aid self-discovery. 

In Ancient Greece, when the philosopher Socrates was asked to sum up what all philosophical commandments could be reduced to, he replied: "Know yourself". Self-knowledge matters so much because it is only on the basis of an accurate sense of who we are that we can make reliable decisions - particularly around love and work.  

This book takes us on a journey into our deepest, most elusive selves and arms us with a set of tools to understand our characters properly. We come away with a newly clarified sense of who we are, what we need to watch out for when making decisions, and what our priorities and potential might be.  

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2018 The School of Life (P)2020 The School of Life

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  • 25-04-21

Great book, brief, and with immediate impact.

A great starting point that I wished continued even further. The book's 7 exercises placed throughout the good and concise chapters are fantastic and it provides with immediate relevant self-reflection which can lead to improved perspectives and action.
The book is very clearly read and its pleasent to hear.
If listened to with a pen and paper at hand, it provides a gateway to insights that people's lives benefit from.

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the book didn't download after I paid!!

I couldn't open the book after purchase. really not what I expected from this site.

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Words flowed like water flows in a river.

So deep and gentle, keep listening to the book. Much credit to the performer, too. Enjoyed every bit.

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  • Tina Crosby
  • 27-08-20

terrible voice

I couldn't even finish this short book because this ladies voice was so mononinus she put me to sleep every time I started listening. I've heard some bad voices in my time on audible but this one was so bad I couldn't even concentrate on what she was saying.

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  • MJ
  • 17-09-20

Unable to listen due to annoying ring tone

Returning because of the ring that is really uncomfortable every few minutes, please remove it.

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  • Brian
  • 20-07-21

pretty short and inspirational

pretty short and inspirational

just writing because it tells me I need at least 15 words which sucks!

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  • Robert
  • 27-04-21

Learn to talk and listen to yourself

Very thoughtful book. Some may dislike the accent (English) but I didn’t find it monotone or distracting. I look forward to sitting down with myself and having insightful conversations!