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In Praise of Slow

Impatience is also part of being human. Mastering the clock of business is about choosing when to be fast and when to be slow. Essential reading for a happier, healthier, more productive life. If you are always rushing, you only skim the surface of things. Thanks to the powerful taboo against slowness, even just thinking about slowing down makes us feel afraid, guilty or ashamed.

In Praise of Slowness is a gift to all of us. Not long ago the Economist magazine told its readers: I do fewer things but I do them better and enjoy them more. And the green movement has followed a similar arc: Even I forget to slow down from time to time. I guess what I really want is for readers to grasp the very counter-cultural idea that the best way to survive and thrive in the fast-paced modern world is not to speed up but to slow down.

What is the main obstacle to slowing down in this fast world? He combines fact, analysis and anecdote elegantly and compellingly. But faster is not always better. But at least our starting point should be to seek the tempo giusto and to expect others to do so too. The world is too complex and interconnected for that. It will be a world that is healthy, happy and humane.

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Carl Honore | In Praise of Slow

I look at my sister and my grandmother and marvel at the change in just two generations. However, taking the time to read In Praise of Slowness may be the best decision an entrepreneur, or anyone working full time, can make. A million times more inspiring than any of the mass of self-help books around on downshifting. It allows us to reflect on the big questions: At work, I am much more productive and creative. Vibrant and very readable.

Slowing down can be the antidote to that. What do you hope readers will honors away from In Praise of Slow? His book challenges the lnetitud view czrl faster is better. Slow means being present, living each moment fully, putting quality before quantity in everything from work and sex to food and parenting. The good news is that the Slow movement is growing lentitue The modern workplace also pushes us to work faster and longer while technology encourages us to do everything faster and faster.

Readers would be wise to savour it slowly. I am no utopian. Now I never feel rushed any more.

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. A magazine in Britain even published an article recently on how to bring about an orgasm in 30 seconds! But I believe it will ka.

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Every moment of my day used to be a race against the clock. Has our obsession with speed has gone to far? What are the tell-tale symptoms of living too fast?


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. It will take time. A rare treat to be savoured — at your own pace, of course. What sort of life should I be leading? At the same time, the world has become a giant buffet of things to do, consume, experience — and we rush to have it all.

By limiting working hours. But if we slow down, surely life will pass us by?

Maybe reading this book could be a life-altering experience! When I caught myself admiring a book of one-minute bedtime stories Snow White in 60 seconds! And as the world gets faster, the need for a counter-current of slowness will grow too. Instead of facing up to what is going wrong in our lives, we distract ourselves with speed and busyness.

Take the time to read this important, excellently written book — our future depends on the ideas it contains! What is my purpose? Speed is often an instrument of denial, a way of avoiding deeper problems. Or by creating quiet spaces for doing yoga, massage or even take a short nap during the workday. Speed is fun, sexy, an adrenaline rush.

Take the rise of feminism. Being Slow means doing everything at the correct speed: How can I make the world a better place?