In Praise of Slow

My latest fix shipment from Amazon included a book that’s been all over the TV and newspapers lately: In Praise of Slow.

My whole life has turned into an exercise in hurry, in packing more and more into every hour. I am Scrooge with a stopwatch, obsessed with saving every last scrap of time, a minute here, a few seconds there. And I am not alone. Everyone around me – colleagues, friends, family – is caught in the same vortex. In 1982, Larry Dossey, an American physician, coined the term “time-sickness” to describe the obsessive belief that “time is getting away, that there isn’t enough of it, and that you must pedal faster and faster to keep up.” These days, the whole world is time-sick…Why are we always in a rush? What is the cure for time-sickness? Is it possible, or even desirable, to slow down?

The book looks great so far, and there’s also a website. I may try to read this one slowly. I’m getting tired of time-sickness. (Canadian edition also available)

Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash

I'm a grateful husband, father, oupa, and pastor of Grace Fellowship Church Don Mills. I love learning, writing, and encouraging. I'm on a lifelong quest to become a humble, gracious old man.
Toronto, Canada