How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Arnold Bennett (1867 - 1931)

"Which of us lives on twenty-four hours a day? And when I say 'lives,' I do not mean exists, nor 'muddles through.'" -- Arnold Bennett knew a "rat race" when he saw one. Every day, his fellow white-collar Londoners followed the same old routine. And they routinely decried the sameness in their lives.-- So Bennett set out to explain how to inject new enthusiasm into living. In this delightful little work, he taught his fellow sufferers how to set time apart for improving their lives. Yes, he assured them, it could be done. Yes, if you want to feel connected with the world, instead of endlessly pacing the treadmill (or, "exceeding your programme", as he called it), you must do so.-- For time, as he gleefully notes, is the ultimate democracy. Each of us starts our day with 24 hours to spend. Even a saint gets not a minute more; even the most inveterate time-waster is docked not a second for his wastrel ways. And he can choose today to turn over a new leaf! -- Bennett believed that learning to discern cause and effect in the world would give his readers an endless source of enjoyment and satisfaction. Instead of only being able to discuss what they had heard, they could graduate to what they thought... and lift themselves completely from the deadening influence of a day at the office. (Summary by Mark F Smith)

Genre(s): Self-Help

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 - Preface Mark F. Smith
Play 01 01 - The Daily Miracle Mark F. Smith
Play 02 02- The Desire to Exceed One's Programme Mark F. Smith
Play 03 03 - Precautions Before Beginning Mark F. Smith
Play 04 04 - The Cause of the Troubles Mark F. Smith
Play 05 05 - Tennis and the Immortal Soul Mark F. Smith
Play 06 06 - Remember Human Nature Mark F. Smith
Play 07 07 - Controlling the Mind Mark F. Smith
Play 08 08 - The Reflective Mood Mark F. Smith
Play 09 09 - Interest in the Arts Mark F. Smith
Play 10 10 - Nothing in Life is Humdrum Mark F. Smith
Play 11 11 - Serious Reading Mark F. Smith
Play 12 12 - Dangers to Avoid Mark F. Smith