How to Live on 24 Hours a Day
Format: Global Grey edition
Pages (PDF): 40
Publication Date: 1910
Available formats: PDF, epub, Kindle ebook
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In this book, Bennett tackles the problem of workers the world over, who spend most of their lives working jobs they hate and don’t find time to do anythign else, other than sleep and eat. He urges these “salarymen” to seize their extra time, and make the most of it to improve themselves. Extra time could be found at the beginning of the day, by waking up early, and on the ride to work, on the way home from work, in the evening hours, and especially during the weekends. During this time, he prescribed improvement measures such as reading great literature, taking an interest in the arts, reflecting on life, and learning self-discipline. Bennett wrote that time is the most precious of commodities. He said that many books have been written on how to live on a certain amount of money each day. And he added that the old adage “time is money” understates the matter, as time can often produce money, but money cannot produce more time. Time is extremely limited, and Bennett urged others to make the best of the time remaining in their lives.