ISBN : 9780190851866
Doing Valuable Time considers the interest--and disinterest--we take in our own lives. It explores the nature of meaningful living, the attraction to the future that is lost in depression, the motivating force of hope, the role of commitments, the inevitability of boredom, and the possibilities for contentment with imperfection.
Chapter 1: Introduction: Having a Future, Leading a Life, and Spending Time
Chapter 2: Geographies of Meaningful Living
Chapter 3: Taking an Interest in One's Future
Chapter 4: Motivating Hope
Chapter 5: What Good is Commitment?
Chapter 6: Living with Boredom
Chapter 7: On Being Content with Imperfection