The pressure to be in a relationship, and the suggestion that anyone who isn’t in one is weird and pitiable, has very bad consequences for us all, forcing people into choices they shouldn’t necessarily have to make. For gifts and more from The School of Life, visit our online shop: https://goo.gl/Otka03 Download our App: https://goo.gl/g6MK6V FURTHER READING “Anyone who lives alone and manifests no longing to be in a relationship is – in our times – almost automatically (though more or less secretly) viewed as both pitiable and deeply troubled. It’s simply not thought possible to be at once alone and normal. This sets us up for collective catastrophe, for it means that a huge number of people who have no innate wish to live with anyone else, and are at heart deeply ill-suited to doing so, are every year press-ganged and shamed into conjugal life, with disastrous results for all involved...” You can read more on this and other topics on our blog TheBookofLife.org at this link: https://goo.gl/S18TdL MORE SCHOOL OF LIFE Our website has classes, articles and products to help you think and grow: https://goo.gl/agcypC Watch more films on RELATIONSHIPS in our playlist: http://bit.ly/TSOLrelationships Do you speak a different language to English? Did you know you can submit Subtitles on all of our videos on YouTube? For instructions how to do this click here: https://goo.gl/Ne10Gt SOCIAL MEDIA Feel free to follow us at the links below: Download our App: https://goo.gl/g6MK6V Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theschooloflifelondon/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSchoolOfLife Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theschooloflifelondon/ CREDITS Produced in collaboration with: Martin Stacey http://www.martinstacey.co.uk/ Neil Evan http://www.neilevan.com/ #TheSchoolOfLife

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