Our Eudaimonia! movement has begun, with a mission to discover what it really means to live well in the 21st Century, who better to help us than Alain de Botton?
Alain joined us as the keynote speaker at our first Eudaimonia! event, held in partnership with The School of Life. He was keen to get involved with the movement as it’s so in line with what he and The School of Life have been working towards for some time - helping people learn how to be happier and more fulfilled in their daily lives.
Alain began his keynote by taking us back to ancient Greece - where the word Eudaimonia came from. He informed us that, interestingly, Plato’s dialogues were, more often than not, set in gymnasiums.
"Greek culture was very different from our own in that it placed exercise not in a box on its own but as part of a fulfilled life, that the ancient greeks referred to charmingly as Eudaimonia.
"This was the the word they gave to the notion of flourishing in all areas. Not just the physical but moral, spiritual, ethical, communication."