In Praise of Slow

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In Praise of Slow

Post: #77011 Chickenlady
Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:12 pm

I thought I had already posted a review of this book, but I can't find it. It is by Carl Honore.

I was reminded of it by Stoney's recent incapacity and by realising the huge amount he and his partner do in the course of a day. Too much!! Anyway, I bought this a few years ago for my stressed out DH but he never found the time to read it!!! I did, and think it is brilliant.

This is the synopsis:
Almost everyone complains about the hectic pace of their lives. These days, our culture teaches that faster is better. But in the race to keep up, everything suffers - our work, diet and health, our relationships and sex lives. Carl Honore uncovers a movement that challenges the cult of speed. In this entertaining and hands-on investigation, he takes us on a tour of the emerging Slow movement: from a Tantric sex workshop in London to a meditation room for Tokyo executives, from a SuperSlow exercise studio in New York, to Italy, home of the Slow Food, Slow Cities and Slow Sex movements.

It is a really entertaining and persuasive read. If the world stopped chasing £££ and wanting stuff, it might even work.

I was going to suggest Stonehead read it whilst recuperating, but he appears to be doing the same work just with one arm, thus taking twice as long!
Haste makes waste

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Post: #77188 Helsbells
Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:59 pm

Hi,
I have that book, and personaly found quite a lot of it a bit pretentious. personally I just want to get stuff done, and nothing to do with wanting money or stuff, I just feel like I have achieved more if I have done more things!! And with the amoutn of time spent working, I want to get as much good stuff into the time I am nto working as I can.
However I did find the section on education really interesting (as a trainee teacher) Just the way it was written really, bit pretentious.


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