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Funzing Talks | The Art of Seizing the Day

Funzing Talks | The Art of Seizing the Day

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  •  91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL
Suitable for: Adults
Roman Krznaric is a social philosopher whose books, including Empathy, The Wonderbox and How to Find Fulfilling Work, have been published in more than 20 languages.  He is the f... More Info »
This Funzing Experience:

Carpe diem – seize the day – is one of the oldest pieces of life advice in Western history. But what does it really mean? And how can we use it to rethink the art of living? In this talk based on his new book Carpe Diem Regained: The Vanishing Art of Seizing the Day, popular philosopher Roman Krznaric explores the life-changing potential of carpe diem.

He delves into its many interpretations through human history, from the grasping of opportunities to wild hedonism and calm living in the moment, and examines its hijacking by consumer culture and the modern mindfulness movement. Drawing on everything from medieval carnival traditions to the neuropsychology of risk, Krznaric looks at how we might overcome the pervasive denial of death in modern society, confront the spectre of procrastination, and ultimately live a life without regret.

Doors will Open at 7pm, The talk will begin promptly at 7.30pm.

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Funzing Talks @ Night is a fresh new concept making "Tedx" talks more accessible. We've pulled in an impressive array of leading entrepreneurs, movers & shakers, bright thinkers and incredible individuals to give you a different perspective, to enthuse and inspire!

Held in cool bars & locations across London, a Funzing Talks @ Night event makes the perfect after work mid-week activity.

Delve into a totally new subject and challenge your perspectives over a beer with like-minded Londoners. Funzing has always encouraged you to do something different with your free time, so we say do just that - you never know where it may lead you!

Photo credit: Chris Parker, Flickr

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Carpe diem – seize the day – is one of the oldest pieces of life advice in Western history. But what does it really mean? And how can we use it to rethink the art of living? In this talk based on his new book Carpe Diem Regained: The Vanishing Ar... Read More
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