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I think the Slow movement is at the same point as feminism or green-ism was 30 or 40 years ago. What is my purpose? Obviously there is a long way to go to honorr a world of perfect gender equality, but a woman today could hardly imagine how severely life was limited for her grandmother.
Carl Honore | In Praise of Slow
Now I never feel rushed any more. Slow means being present, living each moment fully, putting quality before quantity in everything from work and sex to food and parenting. But at least our starting point should be to seek the tempo giusto and to expect others to do so too. However, taking the time to read In Praise of Slowness may be the best decision an entrepreneur, or anyone working full time, can make.
Thanks to the powerful taboo against slowness, even just thinking about slowing down makes us feel afraid, guilty or ashamed. Read it slowly to allow inward digestion without dyspepsia. Speed is fun, sexy, an adrenaline rush. I feel so much more alive now.
Impatience is also part of being human. Or by creating quiet spaces for doing yoga, massage or even cqrl a short nap during the lebtitud. Readers would be wise to savour it slowly. How can I make the world a better place? We now have all three factors in place for the Slow hojore to push on. Take the rise of feminism. Mastering the clock of business is about choosing when to be fast and when to be slow. And it seems lentituf be working.
What inspired you to embrace Slow?
Every moment of my day used to be a race against the clock. Being Slow means doing everything at the elntitud speed: At work, I am much more productive and creative. But you have to realistic. I am no utopian. At the same time, the world has become a giant buffet of things to do, consume, experience — and we rush to have it all. Go back to the kitchen!
He combines fact, analysis and anecdote elegantly and compellingly. I say look at the history books. It allows us to reflect on the big questions: For a cultural revolution to occur, you need three factors: I look at my sister and my grandmother and marvel at the change in just two generations.
Elogii long ago the Economist magazine told its readers: In Praise of Slowness is a gift to all of us.
Every day I open up my inbox and find a few emails from readers around the world who say the book has changed their lives. A magazine in Britain even published an article recently on how to bring about an orgasm in 30 seconds! But if we slow down, surely life will pass us by? A rare treat to be savoured — at your own pace, of course. lentktud
But I car it will happen. But look at the world today. The world is too complex and interconnected for that. When I caught myself admiring a book of one-minute bedtime stories Snow White in 60 seconds! I hope that they will pause and reflect on how they lead their lives and how their lives affect the people and the world around them.
In Praise of Slow
Speed is often an instrument of denial, a way of avoiding deeper lentitur. And the green movement has followed a similar arc: By giving them more control over their schedules so they can work at their own pace, accelerating and decelerating when it suits them.
It will be a world that is healthy, happy and humane. What is the main obstacle to slowing down in this fast world? How has slowing down changed honnore life?