Granin. This strange life

    Very often articles on the topic of time management appear on the hub Many tips and own examples. This phrase is even starting to annoy, especially if you can’t follow the recommendations, and articles two per day. On the other hand, you will say this in Russian: time management - and a completely different meaning appears.
    The other day I read a book in which this time management is elevated to the highest degree. All human life is dedicated to this. His whole strange life.

    There was such a person: Alexander Lyubishchev. A brilliant scientist, biologist, professor, a terrific person, carried away by so many aspects of life. You can say Lomonosov modernity.
    There was another person: Daniil Granin. A writer who devoted his works to the works of scientists and strong personalities. So Granin took it, did not spare his time and himself, and wrote a biography of Lyubishchev. Perhaps this is the third biography that I was interested in reading (the first is “You are probably joking, Mr. Feynman,” the second is “Just for fun”).

    In fact, Lyubishchev was a very strange person - a classic brilliant scientist - he denied everything and questioned it. There were no authorities for him. It is necessary to move forward to open new horizons. And the main thing is not to be afraid of mistakes. Even Einstein was wrong.
    But this is not remarkable in Lyubishchev, and Granin takes the reader in a different direction.
    The hero of this biography was a miser in relation to time: every day, every month, every year, he calculated how many hours and minutes had been spent on books, science, research, leisure, family. While we cannot plan tomorrow, Lyubishchev planned his time a year ahead with an accuracy of 1%. And even personal tragedies could not prevent this.
    He did not lose a minute just like that, and at the same time he did not need to resort to short sleep schemes, to get rid of the joys of life or family relationships. All this fit into his schedule. He was able to read just a huge amount of books and works, write a lot of articles, reviews, help other people. Much of what he wrote was never printed, but he needed it personally to train himself, his memory, and his critical mind.
    But from the evaluation of the book, I somehow abruptly moved to the evaluation of the hero.
    The book resembles a rather admired review by the author and nevertheless remains a biography and it is very interesting to read it. Granin not only describes the life of the hero, he gives his assessment, the projection on the life of ordinary people, draws conclusions. In fact, the author did a great job: it was necessary to shake up all the archives, publications and re-read many volumes of neatly filed diaries of Lyubishchev.
    Artistically, the work does not represent value as such. You will not find here elegant receptions or naked emotions, acute conflict or struggle. The book rather provides food for thought, as well as the biographies I mentioned above. And despite the fact that I agree that you do not need to choose an idol, I believe that such people should be taken as an example. But only an example should be taken wisely and taking into account individual characteristics. Just when reading, I had a feeling of some mechanical life Lyubishchev. Everything is painted with him, each case has its own time. He achieved a lot, did a lot, but didn’t he lose something? Although it is more likely that he enjoyed such orderliness.
    But it’s better to read once than to hear from someone once:

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