Why are we always in such a rush? What is the cure for time sickness? Is it possible, or even desirable, to even slow down?
We live in the age of speed. We're obsessed to become more efficient, to cram more into each minute, hour, or day. Since the western Industrial Revolution influenced the world into high gear, the cult of speed has pushed us to chase more things in the littlest time possible, eventually leading most of us into an edge of burnout.
In this engaging and entertaining exploration, award-winning journalist Carl Honoré breaks down our affair with efficiency and speed through anecdotes, pieces of history, and even inquiry. While slow has easily become synonymous to lazy or timid, Honoré emphasizes that there is such a thing as "good slow" too and the world is overlooking it for years.
"Being Slow means doing everything at the correct speed: quickly, slowly or whatever pace works best. Slow means being present, living each moment fully, putting quality before quantity in everything." —Carl Honoré
In Praise of Slowness is the first comprehensive look at the worldwide Slow movements making their way back into the lifestyle of the world—in offices, factories, neighborhoods, kitchens, hospitals, concert halls, bedrooms, gyms, and schools.
To catch a glimpse of the book, Honoré discusses the art of slowness in one of his talks: