We ask because we’ve been watching a debate growing in many parts of the world about the speed at which we all live, and whether it’s good for us. Do you like living quickly, getting things done and staying in touch with as many people as possible? Do mobile phones, Blackberries, fast food and improved transport all improve things for you?
Do you think that the pace of your life is affecting your health or your mood?
Below are some links mainly featuring people who clearly think fast pace brings stress. But, to take one example, I’ve met plenty of Ghanaians who are far more stressed by the slow pace at which they feel things move (see Nigerian article below).
So is it right to assume fast living is stressful? Is this just older generations complaining about how things have changed?
And wouldn’t it be more stressful if we got less done, earned less money and saw fewer people?
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Launch of the Slow Down London festival
Its organiser says Londoners get agitated at the slightest delay (which is of course true). ‘We’ve stuff to get on with,’ would be the reply if you asked them why.
‘African time’ is evidently killing Africa
Nigerian columnist saying that the more relaxed attitude to time is not a positive.
We’re more fearful
This study refers to the UK, and focuses on the media and politicians’ role in increasing people’s fears. But I wonder if the pace of life also feeds into how anxious we feel.
Is my fast-paced life affecting my kids? – discussion on VideoJug
American columnist says we should ‘take full value’ of time
Here’s advice on managing stress in a fast-paced world – but do you need to also need to manage stress at the slow pace of your life?
Slow Food Campaign – it started in Italy but has spread