Slow is Beautiful

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For quite some time now I’ve felt disenchanted with the direction our society is moving in. Our status seeking, money driven, workaholic, connected to the internet 24/7, mindless consumer culture was making me feel sad and empty and I didn’t really know what to do or who to talk to about it. Why, I thought, is everyone living in a frenzy and not questioning if there is a better way?

As fate would have it, a friend lent me this amazing book “Slow is Beautiful, new visions of community, leisure and joie de vivre”. Just what my soul and spirit were craving is written in the pages of this book. It explains why our consumer culture is a breeding ground for deep unhappiness, it explains that psychologically, friendship, family and close connections are the things that make people content and happy, not “stuff” or status. And, most importantly, it gives us all tips on how to create a simpler, slower, happier existence by nuturing relationships and connecting with the natural world around us.

A must read for anyone who is worried about where our culture is taking them and wants to journey down a path less travelled.

http://www.newsociety.com/Books/S/Slow-is-Beautiful

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11 Comments on “Slow is Beautiful

  1. very cool. i often have similar thoughts about the modern pace of life! people don’t take time to appreciate simple things anymore. the attention span of a junior high kid is a nano second. i sound like an old man but i’m in my twenties. i actually just started a video blog on the creative process/evolution of trends in the music world b/c of technology (i’m a singer/songwriter so i speak from that perspective). having a ball with it!
    where is that picture from? have you ever been to Yosemite national park in California—the pic reminds me of it. anyway, good thoughts. i enjoyed it. thanks!

    • So true, as we are bombarded with more and more information and at a faster pace, our attention spans become so compromised. I’ll keep writing about my journey to a simpler, minimal life. It’s an exciting adventure to be on. The photo was taken at Brandywine Meadows, just north of Whistler BC. A really beautiful spot.

      Your blog sounds very cool. I’ll check it out!

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