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However, this was clearly not the intention of this book, and I have to praise the author on weaving together so many ideas and stories into a coherent and consistently interesting book. I also valued his point that people are speeding through tasks and through time as a distraction away from the thought of death or the emptiness of the post-modern world.

The head of his drama group feels Jack has more get-up-and-go. Honore has written about an insightful perspective that makes me think about how I can use my time better, feel less stressed in life, and achieve more balance and more meaningful connections with other people and with subjects that I learn. I mean honestly, he couldn’t skip one night and wait until the next to go back with his wife to experience non-sex-induced orgasms??

Beyond the great productivity debate lies what may be the most important question at all: How can I make the world a better place? In the final stages before burnout, people often speed up to avoid confronting their unhappiness. I thought this book was going to be xarl of the latter with little of the former, but it was just the opposite. The message is that the world can change, if we want it to.


It is a book for anyone who has ever felt like the decision to be busy was made without them getting a choice and who has ever felt an inkling that there could be more to life than getting the tasks of the day crossed off the list.

Challenging the Cult of Staying Awake.

I feel so much more alive now. I still live at a fast pace many days, but I feel like I have permission to have slow days too now.

In Praise of Slow

After I have been in the meditation room, my mind is sharper and calmer, which helps me make good decisions. Refresh and try again. In a recent international survey by economists at Warwick University and Dartmouth College, 70 percent of people in 27 countries said they wanted a better work-life balance. Essential reading for a happier, healthier, more productive life.

By the times I was in the last half of the book I found myself so tired of repetitive prose and useless anecdotal evidence that I tended to skim chapters Not to mention the obvious repetitions calr Carl’s goal in writing this book. Jack chose soccer, swimming and drama. Often this means recognizing the limits of technology. I listened to this audiobook at 2x speed.

Otherwise, it is certainly a worthy read! Slowing down has made me happier and calmer. I am a skeptic by nature. Here you will find no Luddite calls to overthrow technology and seek a preindustrial utopia.

Carl Honoré: In praise of slowness | TED Talk

But where practical, it can—and should—be done. Ina British energy company hired management consultants to streamline the shift system at its call center. His first book, In Praise of Slowness, was an international bestseller. Cark September 6th by HarperOne first published December 28th With regards to this book it is more about the advised philosophy than the strength of the writing.

I also wish I’d never picked this up. He makes excellent points in each of the sections, moving into areas such as alternative medicine, yoga, and meditation. Instead I do some deep breathing, day dream about the newest hunk on True Blood or simply have a gander at what is going on in the world around me – birds finding twigs, children playing games, a leaf dancing on the wind etc.


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The sheer boredom of reading his prose undermines his largely valuable advice. I only have to think back to when I was a child, and how the more technology developed and the less time we spent outdoors, the slod bored we got, and to look at my young cousins now who are glued to their DS’s which once or battery dies have absolutely no idea how to amuse themselves. Go back to the kitchen! Sure, we might have put in the odd shift at the office or factory, monitoring screens, twiddling dials, signing invoices, but the rest of the day would be spent hanging out and having fun.

Though some professions—among them senior business executives, doctors, journalists and soldiers—are exempted from the hour rule, the net effect is a leisure revolution. I also lost respect for the author on the honote of Tantric sex. The Slow philosophy can be summed up in a single word — balance. View all 39 comments. However this book does not make any contributions, it has no new honroe, and fails to properly explain the issues with being so overwhelmingly busy.

Far from that, In Praise of Slow inspired me to take control of the pace of my life