Talk:How to Live on 24 Hours a Day

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Why link from 'How to Live on 24 Hours a Day' to another page 'how to live' - when that page redirects back to 'How to Live on 24 Hours a Day'

Just a question...

Because How to Live used to be a separate short article mentioning the other 3 parts of the How to Live series. However, two of the links were never made into articles and a third did have an article but it was deleted. After that, there probably didn't seem like much point in having an article with just a link to this one, so it was made into a redirect. Astronaut (talk) 06:16, 31 July 2009 (UTC)


I just listened to an audio edition of the book and i believe that he talks about starting with 7,5 hours a week and he divides it in three times 90 minutes spent on learning new subjects, exploring different areas of life ( as mentioned)

and the last 3 hours should be spent as 1/2 hour every morning or afternoon, six days a week (for example on the train to and from work) which should be spent on mental concentration. Mental concentration should be to work on control of the mind where one focus for 1/2 hour every day on something. Etc read something in the evening. Focus on it the day after. Or one could/should focus on self and self improvement. He mentions "Know thyself" and talks about searching for understanding... about oneself and "cause and effect in the universe". He says that one should not be as a stranger in a strange land with strange customs ( referring to oneself in life) but rather seek to understand and know the land and its customs so that you do not react in bad ways. He mentions a case with being served a overcooked steak.

Within this "know thyself" he also talks about happiness as not coming from joy/pleasure but instead through the development of reason and adjustment of conduct to ones principles.

He mentions good authors to read in this regard: Epictetus, Pascal La P(b)rier (not sure about this reference), Marcus Aurelius and Emerson — Preceding unsigned comment added by Oas80 (talkcontribs) 03:17, 29 January 2012 (UTC)