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Welcome to the next Fraternitea on November 2nd – where we present to you the ideas of Oliver Burkeman! Four Thousand Weeks is a multi-faceted and entertaining investigation of how we understand our time on this earth and how that understanding affects the way we live our lives.

Four thousand weeks. If you live until you’re 80, that’s roughly how many weeks you’ll get — a sum that is, as Oliver Burkeman puts it, “absurdly, terrifyingly, insultingly short.”

The fundamental problem is that none of the typical time management books you find in the self-help section address the grim fact of our mortality, preferring to ignore it in favor of a can-do attitude. The fact that our existence is finite means that even the smallest decisions we make throughout the day close off countless other paths — other options for what we could have done with our time and, thus, lives we could have lived.

Rejecting the futile modern fixation on “getting everything done,” Four Thousand Weeks introduces readers to tools for constructing a meaningful life by embracing finitude, showing how many of 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 that we could do things differently.

Drawing on the insights of both ancient and contemporary philosophers, psychologists, and spiritual teachers, Oliver Burkeman delivers an entertaining, humorous, practical, and ultimately profound guide to time and time management.

If what you have read here interests you, here are the details to sign up. This session will be anchored by Aruna Gopakumar.

Date: November 2nd, 2022
Timing: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

If you’re new to Fraternitea, it is our way of giving back to the learning community that has sustained us for over 22 years. All Fraternitea sessions are complimentary and are focused on enhancing learning for those of us who champion learning (that could be HR, L&D, or business leaders).

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