Monday, August 2, 2010

In Praise of Slow | Carl Honoré

This is a brilliant little book which went a long way in changing my philosophy of how to live life…SLOWLY. The Slow movement was born in Italy so it’s got to be good! It’s not about doing everything slowly but about getting the most out of everything we do rather than rushing and glossing over the top of all we do. The movement espouses slow cities where more space is given to footpaths and parks and is challenging modern urban designs.

Honoré explores the Slow Food side of things, where it’s the journey not the destination which is important. Growing produce, finding quality ingredients, cooking food ourselves with friends and sharing it as an experience or occasion rather than a fuel stop.
This book really starts to make sense and I can see how well the Slow movement ethos can be applied to any aspect of life.

I really enjoyed thinking and rehashing the daily in life to accommodate more quality rather than quantity into my lifestyle.

Thoroughly enjoyable read and very thought provoking. Something for everyone in chapters titled ‘Food: Turning the tables on Speed’, ’Sex: a lover with a slow hand’, ‘Leisure: the importance of being at rest’, ‘Children: raising an Unhurried Child’, and more.

In Praise of Slow: How a Worldwide Movement is Challenging the Cult of Speed
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