Balance in a busy culture | The Smith Lecture

Balance in a busy culture

Is there any way out of today's frantic culture?
Speaker(s): 
Tim Chester
Date: 
Fri Oct 22nd, 2010
Work-life balance
Lifestyle and well-being
Culture
busyness
Work

Is there any way out of today's frantic lifestyle? Australia once led the world in advocating shorter hours, today we work longer than any other developed country. Even our leisure time is spent actively as we run, shop and drive ourselves to exhaustion.

Tim Chester advocates a root-and-branch treatment: it’s not enough to slow down, or to simplify our lifestyle, we need to deal radically with the things that are driving us.