Saturday June 6, 2020

Some timely advice on slowing down and switching off

Catherine Blyth’s On Time is a pithy attempt to understand time, why it always feels like it’s speeding up, and how we might try to reclaim it

18th February, 2018

Non-Fiction: On Time: Finding Your Pace in a World Addicted to Fast, By Catherine Blyth William Collins, €10.35

Near the end of Blaise Pascal’s satirical Provincial Letters, the French philosopher and mathematician famously quipped: “I would have written a shorter letter, but I didn’t have the time.” Pascal was writing in 1656, but he encapsulates a dilemma that is, arguably, the defining problem of today. We have never been able to achieve so...

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