Four Thousand Weeks

by Oliver Burkeman · read August 28, 2022


I devoured this in a day—it was a balm for my soul as I panic about many outstanding tasks in my life.

Once you give up on the unattainable goal of eradicating all your problems, it becomes possible to develop an appreciation for the fact that life just is a process of engaging with problem after problem, giving each one the time it requires—that the presence of problems in your life, in other words, isn't an impediment to a meaningful existence but the very substance of one.

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