Carpe Diem Reclaimed
But here s the problem: carpe diem has been hijacked and reduced simply to the idea of living in the here and now, and the instant hit of one-click online shopping.
Carpe Diem Regained: The Vanishing Art of Seizing the Day is a far-ranging read which explores five very different ways humankind has discovered over the centuries to seize the day, which we urgently need to revive. It draws on everything from the neuropsychology of regret to the anthropology of play, from medieval carnival rites to religious conceptions of the afterlife and early Japanese cinema. Offering food for thought as well as inspiring takeaways, the book examines not just the contributions of great thinkers throughout history, but also reveals insights from the lives of great seize-the-day practitioners, including nightclub dancers, war photographers, bored housewives and committed revolutionaries.
In this thought-provoking and empowering book, leading popular philosopher Roman Krznaric unpacks the history, philosophy and modern-day applications of seizing the day while delivering a rousing call to action for anyone up for the daunting challenge of leading a meaningful life."
Publication Date: 06-Apr-2017
Publisher: Random House