In Praise of Slowness: Carl Honore

One-Minute Bedtime Stories, Speed Yoga, Burn-Out, and Other Adventures from the Frontier of Modern Life in the Fast Lane… Journalist Carl Honore believes the Western world’s emphasis on speed erodes health, productivity and quality of life. But there’s a backlash brewing, as everyday people start putting the brakes on their all-too-modern lives. Carl is best known for his advocacy of the Slow Movement. His book In Praise of Slowness dissects our speed-obsessed society and celebrates those who have gotten in touch with their “inner tortoise.” http://www.ted.com/talks/carl_honore_praises_slowness.html (Just after 10 minutes, he speaks directly to the benefits of slowing down for the benefit of our children.)