Four Thousand Weeks

Time Management for Mortals
# 8min reading time / 17min listening time
About the Summary

The average human being has 4,000 weeks in which to accomplish all that is to be accomplished because that is the length of the average human lifespan. While most other time management books attempt to lay out productivity principles in order to help the reader gain mastery over their time, Oliver Burkeman in his book Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals takes a different approach. He believes that control over one’s time is not something that human beings can strive for because it is largely out of one’s reach. The more tasks a person attempts to fit into their day, the more tasks will arise. Therefore, in his book, Burkeman attempts to rehabilitate his readers’ view of time and to help them form a new perspective that will allow for greater peace.

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