In Praise of Slow by Carl Honore (84)

Its hard to believe, but there is a worldwide movement that is challenging the cult of speed. It is a great improvement over our current way of living and being in this world.

We live in a world of quick and speed. The world around us moves faster than ever before. We strain to be more efficient, to cram more into each minute, hour and day. Since the Industrial Revolution shifted the world into high gear, the cult of speed has pushed us to the breaking point.

We live on the edges of exhaustion. We are constantly reminded by our bodies and minds that the pace of life is spinning out of control.

This book traces the history of our increasingly breathless relationship with time, and tackles the consequences and conundrum of living in this accelerated culture of our own creation.

Why are we always in a rush? What is the cure for time-sickness? Is it possible to slow down? Realizing the price we pay for unrelenting speed, people all over the world are reclaiming their time and slowing down the pace and living happier, more productive lives. A slow revolution will help you achieve this.

I loved this book. I recommend it for anyone who feels overstressed and yet cannot get off the treadmill of speed and overdoing every day. Please read this book. It can be potentially life changing!

 

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