Intentionally slowing down the conversation


Slow down. Why on earth would we do that? I hear our cultural voice exclaim as it defends the relentless pressure for speed, productivity and efficiency. Have we somehow swallowed the idea that fast is always best? And that if something is taking too long, then it’s either weak and inferior, or it simply isn’t … Read more

Slowing down our responses and getting better results


Yes, I know this sounds counter-intuitive. After all, we’ve spent decades speeding things up and celebrating he who gets there first. Yet, the reality is that we’re not in a fit state to go fast – especially at this time – and neither is this our best contribution. Instead, that’s what we’ve created information technology … Read more

‘Slowness in human relations’


‘Slowness in human relations.’ It comes from a passage written by the Norwegian philosopher Guttorm Fløistad quoted by Vincenzo Di Nicola in the Aeon article: Slow Thought: a manifesto. The only thing for certain is that everything changes. The rate of change increases. If you want to hang on, you better speed up. That is … Read more

Walking time


Today, most of us have traded our speedometers for pedometers. And walking time is very different. Adjustment takes time. Remember how long it used to take you to relax on a real holiday? The rhythm of our lives is changing. And we can’t hurry it along. It will come. In walking time. Photo: One of … Read more