I like slow reading, the slow food movement, slow cookers, and other kinds of slowness. Sloths are adorable, far from apathetic or uncaring (in contrast to the “sloth” of the Christian seven deadly sins). Slowness is a virtue. I agree with those scholars and activists who argue that the pervasive focus on quickness and immediacy (dromocentrism) in our global civilization is detrimental to human and environmental wellbeing. For the sake of humanity and the future of life on Earth, people must shift quickly out of their fast-paced lifestyle. If you’re privileging immediacy, stop immediately! Slow down as fast as you can!
February 2, 2012
Hurry Up and Slow Down!