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But what do you say to people who claim that the world will inevitably go on speeding up and that a Slow revolution is pie in the sky? By limiting working hours.

Mastering the clock of business is eloogio choosing when to be fast and when to be slow. I do fewer things but I do them better and enjoy them more. 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.

Not long ago the Economist magazine told its readers: I say look at the history books. But look at the world today.

In Praise of Slow

Go back to flogio kitchen! Thanks to the powerful taboo against slowness, even just thinking about slowing down makes us feel afraid, guilty or ashamed. Vibrant and very readable. I feel so much more alive now. What is the main obstacle to slowing down in this fast world?

Obviously there is a long way to go to create a lla of perfect gender equality, but a woman today could hardly imagine how severely life was limited for her grandmother. Read it slowly to allow inward digestion without dyspepsia.


Elogio de la lentitud – Carl Honoré – Google Books

At the same time, the world has become a giant buffet xarl things to do, consume, experience — and we rush to have it all. A magazine in Britain even published an article recently on how to bring about an orgasm in 30 seconds! Speed is often an instrument of denial, a way of avoiding deeper problems.

When I caught myself admiring a book of one-minute bedtime stories Snow White in 60 eloio In Praise of Slowness is a gift to all of us. Take the rise of feminism. Impatience is also part of being human. What will a Slow world look like?

Has our obsession with speed has gone to far? But I believe it will happen.

Now I never feel rushed any more. Every moment of my day used to be a race against the clock. 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.

But faster is not always better. I guess what I really want is for readers to grasp the very counter-cultural idea that the best way to elogo and thrive in the fast-paced modern world is not to speed up but to slow down. I am healthier and have more energy.

What do you hope readers will take away from In Praise of Slow? But if we slow down, surely life will pass us by? What sort of life should I be leading?

Carl Honore | In Praise of Slow

I suspect even the Dalai Lama rushes unnecessarily sometimes! I look at my sister and my grandmother and marvel at the change in just two generations.

Take the time to read this important, excellently written book — our future depends on the ideas it contains! And it seems to be working. Speed is fun, sexy, an adrenaline rush.


Essential reading for a happier, healthier, more productive life. Slow means being present, living each moment fully, putting quality before quantity in everything from work and sex to food and parenting. However, taking the time to read In Praise of Slowness may be the best decision an entrepreneur, or anyone working full time, can make. Is the Slow Movement also gaining ground in the workplace? The good news is that the Slow movement is growing fast!

Such questions can be uncomfortable but confronting them ultimately brings greater depth to our lives. How has slowing down changed your life? I feel more optimistic now than I did when In Praise of Slow first came out. No, the world has always been this way. Forward-thinking companies all over the world are looking for ways to help their staff slow down. Or by creating quiet spaces for doing yoga, massage or even take a short nap during the workday.

I also have time for those little moments that lenttiud meaning and joy to life — reading to my children, sharing a glass of wine with my wife, chatting with hohore friend, pausing to lenfitud at a beautiful sunset. Why do we live so fast today? How can I make the world a better place? There is so much food for thought here that I cannot recommend this book enough.

It allows us to reflect on the big questions: