Lee Byron

tilfour thousand weeks

We live our lives week by week. A week feels frustratingly limited and there are alarmingly few of them. Assuming you live to eighty, you’ll have had about four thousand weeks.

Reflecting on the books I read last year, four thousand weeks by Oliver Burkeman stuck with me the most. While pitched as yet another productivity management book, it’s something of a bait-and-switch tricking you into reading about philosophy. In particular directly acknowledging our own mortality and in fact pushing back on the idea of optimizing yourself to accomplish more.

I liked this book so much that I decided to build something of a digital book report. It contains some of the most salient excerpts, quotes, and themes quotes from the book. I hope you enjoy it and does a small part in helping you make the most of your own finitude.