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(In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed.pdf) We live in the age of speed We strain to be more efficient to cram more into each minute each hour each day Since the Industrial Revolution shifted the world into high gear the cult of speed has pushed us to a breaking point Consider these facts Americans on average spend seventy two minutes of every day behind the wheel of a car a typical business executive now loses sixty eight hours a year to being put on hold and American adults currently devote on average a mere half hour per week to making love br br Living on the edge of exhaustion we are constantly reminded by our bodies and minds that the pace of life is spinning out of control em In Praise of Slowness em traces the history of our increasingly breathless relationship with time and tackles the consequences of living in this accelerated culture of our own creation Why are we always in such a rush What is the cure for time sickness Is it possible or even desirable to slow down Realizing the price we pay for unrelenting speed people all over the world are reclaiming their time and slowing down the pace and living happier healthier and more productive lives as a result A Slow revolution is taking place br br Here you will find no Luddite calls to overthrow technology and seek a preindustrial utopia This is a modern revolution championed by cell phone using e mailing lovers of sanity The Slow philosophy can be summed up in a single word balance People are discovering energy and efficiency where they may have been least expected in slowing down br br In this engaging and entertaining exploration award winning journalist and rehabilitated speedaholic Carl Honor details our perennial love affair with efficiency and speed in a perfect blend of anecdotal reportage history and intellectual inquiry em In Praise of Slowness em is the first comprehensive look at the worldwide Slow movements making their way into the mainstream in offices factories neighborhoods kitchens hospitals concert halls bedrooms gyms and schools Defining a movement that is here to stay this spirited manifesto will make you completely rethink your relationship with timeDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed books for multiple devices.