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What do we sacrifice when slod slow down? It allows us to reflect on the big questions: What is life for? The sheer boredom of reading his prose undermines his largely valuable advice. June Learn how and when to remove this template message. But over the past 20 years, two rival trends have taken hold. Be fast when it makes sense to be fast, and be slow when slowness is called for.

Did the cure work? The dream of limitless leisure persisted through the 20th century. Nowhere does it suggest prise we should actually stop, except to the extent it discusses meditation. If anything, though, these new developments should reinforce the urgency of the book’s core message. They don’t sit around all day drinking wine in the sun. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Is it possible, or even desirable, to slow down? Even I forget to slow down from time to time. This website uses cookies to personalize and deliver appropriate content, analyze website traffic and display advertising. George Praaise Shaw od that we would work two hours a day by Many companies are already ceding more time autonomy to their staff.


In a recent international survey by economists at Warwick University and Dartmouth College, 70 percent of people in 27 countries said they wanted a better work-life balance.

Tour operators report a boom in short if to London, Barcelona and other European hot spots.

In Praise of Slow

I know this to be true from my own experience. Many of us enjoy our jobs—the intellectual challenge, the physical exertion, the socializing, the status. Jul 02, Cass rated it it was ok Shelves: Forward-thinking companies all over the world are looking for ways to help their staff slow down. Challenging o Culture honkre Speed in the Academy. Some good points here, but much more drivel than usefulness.

The paper covered stories in the wrong way. Others would describe it as spiritual.

Often this means recognizing the limits of technology. A personal wake-up call. It is about making real and meaningful connections— with people, culture, work, food, everything.

In Praise of Slowness

He went on to say, that although he performed the night’s exercises with another woman including touching her in places to see how pleasurable it was for her etc it was all completely innocent. Perhaps, then, nothing will change.

Things are so much better now. I also have time for those little moments that bring meaning and joy to life — reading to my oraise, sharing a glass of wine with my wife, chatting with a friend, pausing to gaze at a beautiful sunset. People are discovering energy and efficiency where they may have been least expected — in slowing down.

Work devours the bulk of our waking hours. More on-the-job napping may be in the pipeline. Oct 22, Jon Barr rated it really liked it. Ppraise is the opposite: There are different strokes of the clock for different folks.


Expounded on a slow philosophy that I inherently believe in. You know the part where ideas are presented to be expounded on as the book progresses, except I was a third of the way through the book and it was clear that this was how the book was going to continue. Speed is fun, sexy, an adrenaline rush.

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The most touching chapter was the one on children, titled “Raising an Unhurried Child. Sep 22, Bob rated it it was ok Shelves: The walls are painted a soothing shade of peach, and the rooms are warm and softly lit. Fans of the new regime are certainly easy to find. Today, the Age of Leisure looks as feasible as the paperless office. This book won’t encourage you to be a lazy sloth. At the same time, the world has become a giant buffet of things to do, consume, experience — and we rush to have it all.

In the final stages before burnout, people often speed up to avoid confronting their unhappiness.

I still work the same number of hours, sometimes even more, but my relationship with time is healthier. No matter how hard you try, you cannot accelerate enlightenment. Others offer if yoga, aromatherapy and massage, or encourage workers to eat lunch away from their desks.

Oct 17, Yuliya rated it it was ok.