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[SUMMARY] Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Published March 12, 2019 in Books - 0 Comments
flow: the psychology of optimal experience

So here’s the deal. Depending on where you are reading this from, you can expect to live anywhere from 70 to 84 years on this earth. As technology and medicine advances, these numbers have nowhere to go but up.

If you’ve ever had a conversation with somebody who is old enough to be grappling with their mortality, you’ve probably debated the pros and cons of living past the century mark.

Nobody wants to kick the bucket just yet, but will life be worth living if you are a hundred and twenty years old?

It’s easy to talk about hypothetically, of course. But what if I asked you whether or not your life is worth living right now?

That’s the question I was faced with when reading Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, and it’s the question that I’m hoping that you and I can take a few minutes to wrestle with together here today.

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