The term “carpe diem” is one most people are familiar with but has it been hijacked and has it lost its original meaning? In this interview with Krysta Gibson, Roman Krznaric talks about some various ways to view this idea and how we can apply it to our lives for greater satisfaction.
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. His new book is Carpe Diem: Seizing the Day in a Distracted World.
He is the founder of the world’s first Empathy Museum and of the digital Empathy Library. He is also a founding faculty member of The School of Life and on the faculty of Year Here.
Roman has been named by the Observer as one of Britain’s leading popular philosophers. His writings have been widely influential amongst political and ecological campaigners, education reformers, social entrepreneurs, and designers.