WEEKEND – SLOW DOWN

Het is weer tijd voor ons slow-down manifesto, waarover we het al vaker hier hadden en wat we fijn vinden. Enige tips van deze university:
How to slow down
1. Drink a cup of tea, put your feet up and stare idly out of the window.
2. Do one thing at a time. Remember multitasking is a moral weakness (except for
women who have superior brain function.)
3. Do not be pushed into answering questions. A response is not the same as an answer. Ponder, take your time.
4. Learn our Slow Manifesto*.
5. Yawn often. Medical studies have shown lots of things, and possibly that yawning may be good for you.
6. Spend more time in bed. You have a better chance of cultivating your dreams (not your aspirations.)
7. Read the slow stories.
8. Spend more time in the bathtub. (See letter from
Major Smythe-Blunder.)
9.
Practice doing nothing. (Yes this is the difficult one.)
10. Avoid too much seriousness. Laugh, because you're live on earth for a limited time only.

*
Slow Manifesto
There are those who urge us to speed. We resist! We shall not flag or fail. We shall slow down in the office, and on the roads. We shall slow down with growing confidence when all those around us are in a shrill state of hyperactivity (signifying nothing). We shall defend our state of calm, whatever the cost may be. We shall slow down in the fields and in the streets, we shall slow down in the hills, we shall never surrender!

If you can slow down when all around you are speeding up, then you're one of us. Be proud that you are one of us and not one of them. For they are fast, and we are slow. If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing slowly. Some are born to slowness—others have it thrust upon them. And still others know that lying in bed with a morning cup of tea is the supreme state for mankind.

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Apr '10

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