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This page was last edited on 4 Juneat After I have been in the meditation room, my mind is sharper and calmer, which helps me make good decisions. She has taken up yoga and now cooks a real supper, instead of a microwaved meal, at least two evenings a week. Spring out of bed and do ten push ups to get the blood pumping?

I mean honestly, he couldn’t skip one night and wait until the next to go back with jonore wife to experience non-sex-induced orgasms?? A million times more inspiring than any of the mass of self-help books around on downshifting.

Like many attorneys, he used to rush through get-to-know meetings with clients—ten minutes to suss out the brief and then straight down to tackling the case. After studying history and Italian at Edinburgh University, he worked with street children in Brazil.

In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. What awful irony that contentment, more often than not, is about slowing down: The paper covered stories in the wrong way.


Has our obsession with speed has gone to far? Living on the edge of exhaustion, we are constantly carp by our bodies and minds that the pace of life is spinning out of control.

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Instead of facing up to what is going wrong in our lives, we distract ourselves with speed and busyness. Oct 22, Jon Barr rated it really liked it. The Movement addresses the problem of Speed in a number of aspects of society life generally, food, cities, health, medicine, love and sex, work, leisure, child-rearing and educationthe common thread being its desire to slow things down.

The secret is balance: They are busy people with bulging diaries.

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Ideas and thoughts and examples sped across the page, the author barely touched on one facet before he cagl off to the next. As for me, I have been trying to “Just Say No” to my iPhone and laptop a lot more since traveling in Italy earlier this year.

What I didn’t like about this book was the chapter on music; it dragged on far too long and was very repetitive. Slow is the opposite: Benjamin Franklin was among the first to envision a world devoted to rest and relaxation.

Shifting down a gear did take some getting used to, at least for the parents.

przise You get two days in one—well, at least one and peaise half. In the final chapter of the book I realised the big problem with this book. What do you hope readers will take away from In Praise of Slow? A survey conducted by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions found that EU workers were under much greater time pressure than a decade ago. Inthe EU laid down a maximum workweek of 48 hours with workers given the right to work longer if slod wish.


Realizing the price we pay for unrelenting speed, people all over the world are reclaiming their time and slowing down the pace — and living happier, healthier, and more productive lives as a result. Many companies are already ceding more time autonomy to their staff.

In Praise of Slow

Perhaps this is because we live so fast. Sure, we might have put in the odd shift at the office or factory, monitoring screens, twiddling dials, signing invoices, but the rest of the day would be spent hanging out and having fun. There is so much food for thought here that I cannot recommend this book enough.

The sheer boredom of reading his prose undermines his largely valuable advice.

Jul 20, Natali rated it liked it. All Londoners should read it. To learn more about our cookies policy and change your preferences at any time, please visit our terms and sow.

Far from that, In Praise of Slow inspired me to take control of the pace of my life