Oliver Burkeman on making the most of life
Uri Bram: I'm delighted to be here today with author and journalist Oliver Burkeman, who is the author of the wonderful book Four Thousand Weeks. We're going to play this game called The Last Word, where we ask very smart people to answer difficult questions in a very specific number of words.
So, first up -- Oliver, could you please tell us the whole idea of your book in exactly 20 words?
Oliver Burkeman: 20 words? [smiling] I’ve just got to dive into this, right?, there's no point in planning out in advance. Which is actually part of the message of the book.
I'm counting down here: Life is very short. Can't do everything. So it makes sense to give up that struggle and focus instead.
Uri Bram: That is phenomenal.
Oliver Burkeman: I had another 10 words that I wanted to say, I had to rewrite it in