Slow Manifesto

There are those who urge us to speed. We resist!

We shall not flag or fail. We shall slow down in the office, and on the roads. We shall slow down with growing confidence when all those around us are in a shrill state of hyperactivity (signifying nothing). We shall defend our state of calm, whatever the cost may be. We shall slow down in the fields and in the streets, we shall slow down in the hills, we shall never surrender!

If you can slow down when all around you are speeding up, then you’re one of us. Be proud that you are one of us and not one of them. For they are fast, and we are slow. If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing slowly. Some are born to slowness—others have it thrust upon them. And still others know that lying in bed with a morning cup of tea is the supreme state for mankind.


Infectious multitasking is on the increase. If you’re attempting to eat breakfast and floss at the same time, or if you take phone calls during your meditation practice, you could be in trouble. Are you trying to exercise and sleep simultaneously? These are the tell-tale signs of a debilitating medical condition known as gettingthingsdoneitis. Rushing has  been clinically proven to cause rudeness, blunder, and mishap. Members of the IINDM understand all this and have embarked on the slow path to not much.


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