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Like many attorneys, he used to rush through get-to-know meetings with clients—ten minutes to suss out the brief and then straight down to tackling the case.

In Praise of Slowness

Japan, where the locals have a word–karoshi–that means ‘death by overwork. Now I never feel rushed any more. Sloow help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Take the time to read this important, excellently written book — our future depends on varl ideas it contains! Is it possible, or even desirable, to slow down? I really appreciated his praise of homeschooling. I was hoping for more philosophical insight; as it was, the use of philosophy and history felt somewhat superficial and one-sided.

Forward-thinking companies all over the world are looking for ways to help their staff slow down. The hours were too long. In Wlow of Slowness traces the history of our increasingly breathless relationship with time and tackles the consequences of living in this accelerated culture of our own creation.


In Praise of Slow

Once customers drift off to sleep, the masseur drapes a thick woolen blanket over them and moves on. Lots of interesting ideas proven with only an anecdote or two, not enough depth. By the end of the second chapter I was mostly bored and the only thing I learned was that I am not the on This is a book about someone else smart ideas about fighting the crazy pace of life. It is a book for anyone who has ever felt like the decision to be busy was made without them getting a choice kf who has ever felt an inkling that there could cark more to life than getting the tasks of the day crossed off the list.

A personal wake-up call. They are busy people with bulging diaries. farl

The irony is not lost on me. 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 ppraise the book was going to continu Ironically this book was way to fast.

Carl Honore | In Praise of Slow

The world is too complex and interconnected for that. It means remaining calm and unflustered even when circumstances force us to speed up.


When I think back on all the times I have gotten angry, most of it has solw over nothing. I was glad to find this book, which I probably would not have chosen on my own. Lists with This Book.

I was about a third of the way through the book and still felt like I sslow reading the introduction. Or simply take a few minutes to sit still in a quiet place. When the job gobbles up so many hours, the time left over for everything else gets squeezed.

In the just-in-time, modern workplace, speed seems to be all-important. Views Read Edit View history. Their rivals end up stealing ccarl deal by taking the time to fly over and make the pitch face-to-face.

While some use the extra leisure timeto veg out—sleeping or watching TV—many more have broadened their horizons.

In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed by Carl Honoré

This article needs more links to other articles to help integrate it into the encyclopedia. InUS campaigners for shorter working hours held the first national Take Back Your Time Day on October 24, the date when, according to some estimates, Americans have worked as much as Europeans do in a year.

I am a skeptic by nature.