Four Thousand Weeks

Time and How to Use It

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Four Thousand Weeks

Time and How to Use It

First Edition
  • 4.38 ·
  • 8 Ratings
  • 199 Want to read
  • 5 Currently reading
  • 12 Have read

The average human lifespan is absurdly, outrageously, insultingly brief: if you live to 80, you have about four thousand weeks on earth. How should we use them best?

Of course, nobody needs telling that there isn't enough time. We're obsessed by our lengthening to-do lists, our overfilled inboxes, the struggle against distraction, and the sense that our attention spans are shrivelling. Yet we rarely make the conscious connection that these problems only trouble us in the first place thanks to the ultimate time-management problem: the challenge of how best to use our four thousand weeks.

Four Thousand Weeks is an uplifting, engrossing and deeply realistic exploration of this problem. Rejecting the futile modern obsession with 'getting everything done,' it introduces readers to tools for constructing a meaningful life, showing how the unhelpful ways we've come to think about time aren't inescapable, unchanging truths, but choices we've made, as individuals and as a society - and its many revelations will transform the reader's worldview.

Drawing on the insights of both ancient and contemporary philosophers, psychologists, and spiritual teachers, Oliver Burkeman sets out to realign our relationship with time - and in doing so, to liberate us from its grasp.

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Four Thousand Weeks: Time and How to Use It
2022, Penguin Random House
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Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals
Aug 09, 2022, Picador
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Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals
Jan 02, 2021, Allen Lane
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Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals
2021, Farrar, Straus & Giroux
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Jul 13, 2021, Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Four Thousand Weeks: Time and How to Use It
2021, Random House Children's Books
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2021, Penguin Random House
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Paperback
Number of pages
288
Dimensions
19.8 x 12.9 x 1.7 centimeters
Weight
0.180

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OL33938409M
ISBN 10
1784704008
ISBN 13
9781784704001

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