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“We’re living the fast life instead of the good life,” warns journalist and author Carl Honoré. In this 2005 TED Talk, he deconstructs the “culture of speed” and extols the virtues of living slowly, which can make you happier, healthier and more productive, says Honoré. getAbstract recommends this witty argument for embracing your “inner tortoise.”

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why society has become obsessed with speed,
  • How a counterculture of slowness is spreading globally and
  • What benefits slowness brings.
 

About the Speaker

Journalist Carl Honoré is the author of In Praise of Slow, Under Pressure and The Slow Fix.

 

Summary

In the modern speed-obsessed culture, people operate permanently in fast-forward. The impulse to squeeze more activity into every hour and minute has given rise to speed dialing, speed dating, speed reading, ...

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