Here are several quotes from a book I began to read today by Carl Honore called In Praise of Slowness. These quotes are important to consider because it is easy to assume that the pace at which we currently live our lives is the pace at which we should and may live our lives.
"When we rush, we skim the surface, and fail to make real connections with the world and other people."
"We have forgotten how to look forward to things, and how to enjoy the moment when they arrive."
"Instead of thinking deeply, or letting any idea simmer in the back of the mind, our instinct now is to reach for the nearest sound bite."
"Anyone or anything that steps in our way, that slows us down, that stops us from getting exactly what we want when we want it, becomes the enemy."