With every turn of this books pages I associate my thoughts and feelings of how as individuals in todays society we are becoming slaves to the digital age. We are constantly pressured into filling our days with 'stuff' to do never having time to just be. 'A life lived in a hurry can become superficial........' (pg.8) We speed through our day to day lives in such a pace we have become unable to evaluate and take stock. The pressures of modern living are taking away our time spent doing the important things in life like spending quality time with friends, family, having those regular times to just be in the moment, doing just nothing, taking in the world and its materiality.
The Slow Movement is not about going 'slow' it is about doing things in a calm, careful more thoughtful way. Making real and meaningful connections. Having that balance of making, eating, socializing, working helps us connect to each other and the world around us, something that is lacking more and more in our digitally fuelled communicative world. When things are done in a thoughtful and reflective way the quality of the outcome be it creative work, cooking, conversation; less time is wasted by doing things in this careful way than if done in a fast and speedy way!
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