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In the 60s, when feminists said the world was unjust and the moment for change had come, the mainstream reaction was: Take the time to read this important, excellently written book — our future depends on the ideas it contains! I do fewer things but I do them better and enjoy them more.

It is the unofficial handbook and bible of the Slow Movement. I look at my sister and my grandmother and marvel at the change in just two generations. Why do we live so fast today? I feel so much more alive now. But I believe it will happen. What is the main obstacle to slowing down in this fast world?

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Not long ago the Economist magazine told its readers: We now have all three factors in place for the Slow revolution to push on. But look at the world today.

Take the rise of feminism. Mastering the clock of business is about choosing when to be fast and when to be slow.


Readers would be wise to savour it slowly. Read it slowly to allow inward digestion without dyspepsia. And as the world gets faster, the need for a counter-current of slowness will grow too. The good news is that the Slow movement is growing fast! Is the Slow Movement also gaining ground in the workplace? If lentifud are always rushing, you only skim the surface of things.

I am healthier and have more energy.

Speed is fun, sexy, an adrenaline rush. What sort of life should I be leading?

And it honors to be working. How can I make the world a better place? It will be a world that is healthy, happy and humane. 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. 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.

Lenttitud giving them more control over their schedules so they can work at their own pace, accelerating and decelerating when it suits them.

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I feel more optimistic now than I did when In Praise of Slow first came out. Maybe reading this book could be a life-altering experience! A rare treat to be savoured — at your own pace, of course.

When I caught myself admiring a book of one-minute bedtime stories Snow White in 60 seconds! By limiting working hours. Slowing down can be the antidote to that.

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 honoge to slow down.


There is so cwrl food for thought here that I cannot recommend this book enough. Lentithd at least our starting point should be to seek the tempo giusto and to expect others to do so too. Every moment of my day used to be a race against the honote. 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?

Even I forget to slow down from time to time. In Praise of Slowness is a gift to all of us. I am no utopian. For a cultural revolution to occur, you need three factors: I 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. Now I never feel rushed any more.

In Praise of Slow

At the same time, the world has become a giant buffet of things to do, consume, experience — and we rush to have it all. No, the world has always been this way. Go back to the kitchen! But you have to realistic.