The Importance of Living -

The Importance of Living

The Noble Art of Leaving Things Undone



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The timeless bestseller to living a slower, guilt-free life. The Importance of Living is a wry, witty antidote to the dizzying pace of the modern world. Lin Yutang's prescription is a classic Chinese philosophy of life: Revere inaction as much as action, invoke humour to maintain a healthy attitude, and never forget that there will always be plenty of fools around who are willing indeed, eager to be busy, to make themselves useful, and to exercise power while you bask in the simple joy of existence. At a time when we're overwhelmed with wake-up calls, checking items off to-do lists, and keeping up with the frantic pace of the digital world, here is a refreshing, playful reminder to savour life's simple pleasures. AUTHOR: Lin Yutang was born in 1895 to a mission family and became one of the best-known Chinese scholars and writers, translating numerous ancient texts for a western audience. He was a linguist, a philosopher and his translations are world renowned.

Product code: 9781788420679

ISBN 9781788420679
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129
No. Of Pages 480
Publisher Prelude
A tremendous bestseller, The Importance of Living has been a classic for over sixty years. Intended as an antidote to the dizzying pace of the modern world, Lin Yutang's prescription is the classic distillation of ancient Chinese wisdom.