Blame today's musings on Are You Too Accessible? (by my friend Valeria Maltoni).
She starts by mentioning The Age of Speed, a book by Vince Poscente who closes his weekly notes with the words 'Until next week it’s full speed ahead'...
He wants to help us learn how to ride the speed tsunami.
Should we really?
In the summer months especially I feel otherwise.
'Qu'il est doux de ne rien faire quand tout s'agite autour de vous', the opening tagline for the Jose Arthur Show (French Radio, way back then) came to mind.
It translates more or less into 'how sweet it is to do nothing when things get frantic around you'.
On my most enjoyable and refreshing day of the past couple of weeks, I could not claim to major accomplishments, only the pleasure of learning new things and discovering amazing artists in an unhurried visit to the American Indian Museum in New York.
Can't we find virtue in idleness or at least pacing ourselves?
Marcel Rousseau illustrates that very well in Paresseuse Lecture ('lazy reading') on Une Ile de Liberte (French Only)
There can be fast fixes and fast mistakes too?
As I said earlier, I think there is more than money to being 'consumed'.
Slow thoughts on a Summer day for Monday Work Etiquette #49
Any suggestions on how it could fit on our Consumed to Thrifty Panel?