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In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed

There was a time, not so long ago, when mankind looked forward to a new Age of Leisure. Machines promised to liberate everyone from the drudgery of work. 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. Benjamin Franklin was among the first to envision a world devoted to rest and relaxation. Inspired by the technological breakthroughs of the latter s, he predicted that man would soon work no more than four hours a week. The 19th century made that prophecy look foolishly naive.
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In Praise of Slow

In Praise of Slow

It is the unofficial handbook and bible of the Slow Movement. Of course not! I love speed. But faster is not always better. Being Slow means doing everything at the correct speed: quickly, slowly or whatever pace works best. Slow means being present, living each moment fully, putting quality before quantity in everything from work and sex to food and parenting. A magazine in Britain even published an article recently on how to bring about an orgasm in 30 seconds!

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“(This) book makes a persuasive case against mindless speed and offers an The Financial Times said In Praise of Slow is “to the Slow Movement what Das.
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In Praise of Slow U. He discusses and gives praise to the Slow Movement and the various groups around the world representative of this movement. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

We live in a world of scarce understanding and abundant information. We complain that we never have any free time yet we seek distraction. We crave perpetual stimulation and motion. If we are to synthesize learning and understanding we need time to think. The modern storm of bits and stimulation, relents only when we sleep. And then only if we remember to turn off the iPhone. Lost in all of this is the art of stillness.



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