CONCLUSION

time in the future

How did it get so late so soon?

It’s night before it’s afternoon.

December is here before it’s June.

My goodness how the time has flewn.

How did it get so late so soon?

—DR. SEUSS

The future of time is filled with promise and peril.

You’ve come a long way in understanding some fundamental truths about time, money, and the modern world. Time poverty matters, materially. We know this. We have the data. We know that the so-called Easterlin Paradox is true: the accumulation of wealth does not always create an increase in happiness. Chasing professional success at all costs is a cause of, and not a solution to, our feeling of having too much to do and not enough time to do it. And there are attendant consequences ...

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