The slow path to not much

Picture of the Institute
IINDM HQ at Crumpetworthy Park

Dear Visitor:

Congratulations on finding your way to this dusty corner of the internet. You’ve arrived at the International Institute of Not Doing Much (IINDM), the home of some of the finest slow and authoritative nonsense available today.

Situated deep in the (fictional) Rompshire countryside, the Institute is dedicated to helping the hurried and harried get on the slow path to not much. How can you tell if you should be on the slow path? Do you simultaneously eat breakfast and floss? Do you text while meditating? These are the telltale signs of a dangerous condition called gettingthingsdoneitis.

But don’t worry, the Institute has helped many people get on the slow path. With time and practice, you too can slow down and eventually achieve a state of not muchness. If you’re not convinced, just read some of the letters to the Institute.

The first step on the path to not much is learning our ten OFFICIAL rules for how to slow down.

Once you’ve slowed down, you may ask yourself deep questions about the mysteries of life.

• Why am I here?
• What is the meaning of life?
• Should I get out of the bathtub and have another cup of tea?

These weighty questions are the focus of our slowosophy department where you can slowly consider how to out of bed or discover the remarkable practice of minimal effort.

Please read our membership rules if you would like to join and be notified of new stories. Here is the latest story.

Our sophisticated organization is only open to a select few.

You, of course, are welcome to join,

and so are your friends,

and their friends,

and friends of their friends.

But for anyone else, the Institute is restricted.

We have to keep up standards.

Yours in slowness,

Amanda Gladly

International Institute of Not Doing Much
Crumpetworthy Park
Rompshire ROM 404B