How to Deal with Adversity

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Macmillan

Publication date: 02.01.2014
ISBN: 9781447258841
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

No matter how insulated we are by wealth or friends we can all expect to undergo some form of loss, failure or disappointment. The common reaction is to bear it as best we can - some do this better than others - and move on with life. Christopher Hamilton proposes a different response to adversity. Focusing on the arenas of family, love, illness and death, he explores constructive ways to deal with adversity and embrace it to derive unique insight into our condition. Offering examples from history, literature and science, he suggests how we might recognize it as a precious source of enlightenment, shaping our very existence.

One in the new series of books from The School of Life, launched January 2014:

How to Age by Anne Karpf

How to Develop Emotional Health by Oliver James

How to Be Alone by Sara Maitland

How to Deal with Adversity by Christopher Hamilton

How to Think About Exercise by Damon Young

How to Connect with Nature by Tristan Gooley

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Christopher Hamilton at Hay-on-Wye

Christopher Hamilton at Hay-on-Wye

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    Institute of Art and Ideas - Globe at Hay Hay Hay-on-Wye Hereford, HR3 5BG UNITED KINGDOM
  • 29 April 2017 14:00
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Christopher Hamilton will be speaking at Institute of Arts and Ideas event, 'The Greatest Adventure: Love in the Time of Tinder' on 29th April 2017 at The Globe at Hay, Hay-on-Wye. " " " " " "Te...

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