In Praise of Slowness

Raise your hand if the arrival of Kinfolk in your mailbox is like Christmas each season.

The quarterly publication’s latest volume is the Entrepreneurs Issue, and I especially loved this essay by Carl Honoré about the value of slowing down in our modern society.  A favorite bit:

“Things are so much better now. I still work the same number of hours, sometimes even more, but my relationship with time is healthier. Now that I control my own schedule, I move through the working day feeling less hurried and resentful. And away from my desk, whether reading bedtime stories or preparing the evening meal, I am less liable to seek a shortcut. Sure, my earnings are down, but that’s a small price to pay for enjoying my work—and my life—again. My only regret is that I didn’t go back to freelancing sooner.”



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