Thursday, 27 August 2009

Slow is good


For important things, there is always sufficient time. Slowness is an essential attribute of many great things, like cooking or relationships. It makes no sense to put pressure on the wrong places. Some things take as long as they take. Such slowness is to be enjoyed, not frivolously discarded as a waste of time.

Babies take nine months. Lentils take twenty minutes in the pressure cooker. You'd better bake potatoes slowly if you don't want to burn them. Substantial skills, like learning a foreign language, need months or years. There is plenty of time for important things. If you think that's not the case, check your priorities and simplify your life.


[Text: http://johnvespasian.blogspot.com]

[Image by Clifford DMello under Creative Commons Attribution License. See the license terms under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us]

Slow is good


For important things, there is always sufficient time. Slowness is an essential attribute of many great things, like cooking or relationships. It makes no sense to put pressure on the wrong places. Some things take as long as they take. Such slowness is to be enjoyed, not frivolously discarded as a waste of time.

Babies take nine months. Lentils take twenty minutes in the pressure cooker. You'd better bake potatoes slowly if you don't want to burn them. Substantial skills, like learning a foreign language, need months or years. There is plenty of time for important things. If you think that's not the case, check your priorities and simplify your life.


[Text: http://johnvespasian.blogspot.com]

[Image by Clifford DMello under Creative Commons Attribution License. See the license terms under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us]