speed culture?

Chris from www.SlowDownNow.org makes a guess post at zenhabits and somehow i have been thinking on similar lines and resonates very well with my line of thought currently.

Microsoft’s message is, “Do more faster.” I am not sure I want to. I want to do less. “Do more faster,” is a good enough message for a machine. You wouldn’t want to buy a new computer if it’s slower than the one you have. But this message does not speak to me. I am a human.

Doesn’t it seem like we are living in a culture of speed? In business we are supposed to have a sense of urgency about everything. But constant urgency is madness. It’s neurotic. Action and speed are built-in to our way of life and we, in America, think of them as good things. But some cultures spend a lot more time deliberating before acting.

look beyond naming, or categorizing objects. I learned to see in a different way. There is a joy of looking. Constant activity is a way to fend off boredom, so slowing down is not for everyone. If you’re addicted to activity, then slowing down may have unforeseen side-effects.

Once you get into the habit of looking, looking at the person you are talking with, looking at the body language of others, you start to see more. But in order to do this, paradoxically, you need to focus less on yourself.


Published by: vinu

My life - BREESY! :-) :D Beautiful Random Enjoyable Eventful Simple Yellow Places I have lived (chronological): (country) (- state) (-- city) India - (Orissa) -- Cuttack (2yrs) -- Bhubaneshwar (3yrs) - (Maharastra) -- Bombay/Mumbai (8 + 1 yrs) - (TamilNadu) -- Madras/Chennai (6 yrs) - (Pondicherry) (1 yr) United States - (California) -- Berkeley (3 yrs) Education : IIT Madras 02, UC Berkeley 05 Work Experience: Mechanical Engineer at FORD Motor Company, India; Management Trainee at Datamatics Technologies Ltd.; Wireless Programmer at TeleCommunication Systems Inc. Passions (currently as of Dec 2005): Family, Media (visual / audio), Mobile Systems, Internet, Design Interests: Music, Movies, Photography, Enjoying nature, Playing Violin, Graphics, Business / Entrepreneurship / Managments, Spirituality, Design, Technology, Mobile / Wireless

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