4000 Weeks

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4000 Weeks

Post by Blithe Morning » Sun Apr 07, 2024 4:06 pm

I read the book Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman more than two years ago and it has proven remarkably sticky in terms of how I approach life. The summary is that we humans have about 4,000 weeks here on Earth and we should live accordingly in terms of expectations about productivity and priorities. The theme intersects with mindfulness and (for me) meditation. I haven't "systematized" this yet, but I'm tossing it out there to see what others' thoughts are.

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Re: 4000 Weeks

Post by reinhard » Mon Apr 08, 2024 4:10 pm

I enjoyed it as well! (I've enjoyed everything I've read of his)

Many years ago he wrote a nice little piece in the guardian about everyday systems:

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... .features4


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