Four Thousand Weeks
You may have noticed changes in the frequency of this newsletter. Thanks for sticking with me. I have been making some changes to my habits as well as spending some time planning what I want to write.
The next section in the discussion about the wolf, the ghosts, the librarian, and the bicycle is mostly complete and will go out later this week. That content forms the basis of a set of themes I want to explore in the future.
In the meantime, I must recommend a book I am currently reading, Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman. I love any book on the concept of time management, and particularly those with a philosophical bent. This one is a gem.
The title refers to the number of weeks number of weeks (rounded) that an 80 year old person will live. Just over four thousand weeks to do all the things in our life. I have already lived three thousand of those weeks. It is sobering to put our lives in that context and think about the time spent and the time remaining. Do we really want to fill it attempting to be more productive or do we want to fill it being happier? Are the two fundamentally at odds with each other, productivity and happiness?
Have a happy week.