Sunday, January 15, 2006

Links : Slow Down Week (Jan 15-21)

From AdBusters

"Slow Down Week is all about exploration and adventure, experimenting with new rhythms for a more enjoyable, fulfilling, interesting and meaningful life. Now, before you get too excited, take a second . . . relax. There's no need to start planning feverishly for your perfect week in the slow lane. Take it as it comes.

When you're ready, maybe stroll on over to the Slow Down Week forums for some chit-chat with others who are trying to ease off on the accelerator. [Actually, we haven't gotten around to putting this online yet. We'll see what happens.]"

From SlowDownNow
It’s Slow Down Week: January 15- 24. How are you going to slow down now?
Slow Lifestyle Manifesto

We believe multitasking is a moral weakness.

We would never needlessly indulge ourselves in hurry or rush*. If a thing is worth doing it is worth doing slowly or not at all.

We value focus and relaxed concentration. We value being here and now.

This is not to say we don’t believe in hard work, we do. We believe it exists. We have witnessed it on occasion, and, in times of recklessness, we have even engaged in it. But we believe there is a better way.

Slowing down is a skill that must be learned. We understand that it’s not for everyone. The Ancient Greeks understood that we work in order to have leisure. If it was good enough for them, it’s good enough for us.

*We apologize for using the words “hurry” and “rush. ” We do not mean to offend the sensibilities of our readers.


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