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“The slow movement is not about doing everything at a snail’s pace.
Nor is it a Luddite attempt to drag the whole planet back to some pre-industrial utopia. The movement is made up of people who want to live better in a fast-paced, modern world. The slow philosophy can be summed up in a single word: balance. Be fast when it makes sense to be fast, and be slow when slowness is called for. Seek to live at what musicians call the tempo giusto—the right speed.”

—Carl Honoré

Kinfolk : In Praise of Slowness , by Little Upside Down Cake