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But if we slow down, surely life will pass us by?

What are the tell-tale symptoms of living too fast? I also have time for those little moments that bring meaning and joy to life — reading to my children, sharing a glass of wine with my wife, chatting with a friend, pausing to gaze at a beautiful sunset. But look at the world today.

Elogio de la lentitud – Carl Honoré – Google Books

A rare treat to be savoured — at lentitudd own pace, of course. Thanks to the powerful taboo against slowness, even just thinking about slowing down makes us feel afraid, guilty or ashamed.

I think the Slow movement is at the same point as feminism or green-ism was 30 or 40 years ago.

I look at my sister and my grandmother and marvel at the change in just two generations. I say look at the history books. Readers would be wise to savour it slowly. Forward-thinking companies all over the world are looking for ways to ve their staff slow down.


Carl Honore | In Praise of Slow

What is my purpose? It allows us to reflect on the big questions: What sort of life should I be leading? Now I never feel rushed any more.

By giving them more control over their schedules so they can work at their own pace, accelerating and decelerating when it suits them. The boom in meditation or mindfulness in the corporate world is another sign that business is waking up to the power and wisdom of slowing down. It will varl time. I do fewer things but I do them better and enjoy them more.

In Praise of Slow

By limiting working hours. He combines fact, analysis and anecdote elegantly and compellingly. I suspect even the Dalai Lama rushes unnecessarily sometimes!

A million times more inspiring than lenhitud of the mass of self-help books around on downshifting. In Praise of Slowness is a gift to all of us. Impatience is also part of being human. Instead of facing up to what is going wrong in our lives, we distract ourselves with speed and busyness. For a cultural revolution to occur, you need three factors: Slowing down can be the antidote to that.

I feel more optimistic now than I did when In Praise of Slow first came out. All Londoners should read it. At the same time, the world has become a giant buffet of things to do, consume, experience lentutud and we rush to have it all. What inspired you to embrace Slow? Being Slow means doing everything at the correct speed: At work, I am much more productive and creative.


It is the unofficial handbook and bible of the Letnitud Movement. But at least our starting point should be to seek the tempo giusto and to expect others to do so too. And the green movement has followed a similar arc: Every moment lentigud my day elntitud to be a race against the clock.

A personal wake-up call. Is the Slow Movement also gaining ground in the workplace? Why do we live so fast today? But faster is not always better.

The modern workplace also pushes us to work faster and longer while technology encourages us to do everything faster and faster.

Take the time to read this important, excellently written book — our future depends on the ideas it contains!

We now have all three factors in place for the Slow revolution to push on. His book challenges the conventional view that faster is better. Even I forget to slow down from time ellogio time.

I am healthier and have more energy. Or by creating quiet spaces l doing yoga, massage or even take a short nap during the workday. The message is that the world can change, if we want it to.

How can I make the world a better place?