Few of us would disagree that we feel busier than ever before. But though we’re deluged with advice on improving personal efficiency and productivity, it’s becoming apparent that this often just seems to render the problem more acute. Emptied inboxes fill up even faster, and the sense of anxious hurry grows more intense. Drawing on insights from ancient philosophy and Eastern spiritual traditions to current research, this talk will explore the idea that a core part of the problem isn’t the number of items on our to-do lists, nor the lack of the right techniques for completing them, but the concept of “efficiency” itself – and the unhelpful ways we’ve come to think about our relationship to time in the 21st century.
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