The timing of this coincidence could not have been any better (no pun intended).
An extract of one of my favorite articles within this guidebook:
"What is striking about this arrangement is how much it differs from the vision of time put forward by all the major religions. They have always pictured free time differently. For them, there is nothing inherently wrong with having an appointment. It does not, by itself, spoil time. The key detail is that we should have an appointment with something important – which for them means something related to the needs of our souls. Here, in particular, religons differ from the secular world. Most people today picture an appointment as something they might have in an office with a few people around a table talking about a spreadsheet. It is working life, and the capitalist version of it, that dominates this thinking about appointments. For religious people, however, appointments are occasions when they can reconnect with the divine; something they feel the need to do about as often as others think of watching the news."
Read the rest of Alain de Botton's article Scheduling in the Sublime here. The entire guide was put together by The School of Life.
Whose time matters most? If not now, when? If not us, who?