We've all been there - panicking about our unglamorous low paid job, non-existent bank balance, limited friendship circle and unfulfilled ambition. This is a video about an almost universal anxiety that rarely gets mentioned directly: an anxiety about what others think of us; about whether we're judged a success or a failure, a winner or a loser, and whether we should even care? This video is about Status Anxiety. Alain De Botton, best-selling writer and presenter of Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness asks - with lucidity and charm - where worries about our status come from and what, if anything, we can do to surmount them. With the help of philosophers, artists and writers, he examines the origins of status anxiety - ranging from the consequences of the French Revolution to our secret dismay at the success of our friends - before revealing ingenious ways in which we might overcome our worries in our search for happiness. Based on the best-selling hardback, Status Anxiety, this film offers us a release from our hectic and demanding lives in the modern world. And you'll be amazed at quite how much weight is lifted from your shoulders once you've finished watching!