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Lq 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. Thanks to the powerful taboo against slowness, even just thinking about slowing down makes us feel afraid, guilty or ashamed.

And the green movement has followed a similar arc: The modern workplace also pushes us to work faster and longer while technology encourages us to do everything faster and faster.

I am no utopian. 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.

At work, I am much more productive and creative. 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?

I say look at the history books. How has slowing down changed your life?

And as the world gets faster, the need for a counter-current of slowness will grow too. 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 elogi beautiful sunset. Read it slowly to allow inward digestion without dyspepsia. 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.


Obviously there is a long way to go to create a world of perfect gender equality, but a woman today could hardly imagine how severely life was limited for her grandmother.

At the same time, the world has become a giant buffet of things to do, consume, experience — and we rush to have it all. Speed is fun, sexy, an adrenaline rush.

But at least our starting point should be to seek carll tempo giusto and to expect others to do so too. Or by creating quiet spaces for doing yoga, massage or even take a short nap during the workday.

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. But you have to realistic. What are the tell-tale symptoms of living too fast? It is the unofficial handbook and bible of the Slow Movement.

I feel more optimistic now than I did when In Praise of Slow first came out. lentitu

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What inspired you to embrace Slow? I feel so much more alive now. Slow means being present, living each moment fully, putting quality before quantity in everything from work and sex to food and parenting. If you are always rushing, you only skim the surface of things. Vibrant and very hoonore. Speed is often an instrument of denial, a way of avoiding deeper problems.

In Praise of Slow

Impatience is also part of being human. Even I forget to slow down lentitue time to time. The message is that the world can change, if we want it to.


I think the Slow movement is at the same point as feminism or green-ism was 30 or 40 years ago. Instead of facing up to what is going wrong in our lives, we distract ourselves with speed and busyness.

Such questions can be uncomfortable but confronting them ultimately brings greater depth to our lives. What is my purpose? Has our obsession with speed has gone to far? In the 60s, when feminists said the world was unjust and the moment for change had come, the mainstream reaction was: Every moment of my day used to be a race against the clock. Mastering the clock of business is about choosing when to be fast and when to be slow. Maybe reading this book could be a life-altering experience!

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

Take the rise of feminism. Add to that the fear of being alone with our thoughts. Take the time to read this important, excellently written book — our future depends on the ideas it contains! What do you hope readers will take away from In Praise of Slow? But look at the world today. Not long ago the Economist magazine told its readers: There is so much food for thought here that I cannot recommend this book enough. I suspect even the Dalai Lama rushes unnecessarily sometimes!

Being Slow means doing everything at the correct speed: