Journalist Carl Honore is an advocate of the Slow Movement. His book 'In Praise of Slowness' explores today's fast-moving societies and lifestyles. Our Western world's emphasis on speed is not benefiting us as individuals and Honore stresses this fact throughout his speech. Living in a speed-obsessed society often takes a toll on our health, relationships, community and the environment.
Whether a serious illness, burnout or the end of a relationship, Honore expresses that a wake-up call is often needed to make individuals realize their need to slow down. Our speed obsession has made us a culture that does not take the time to be fully involved with anything or anyone.
The journalist states that we are so busy rushing through our lives instead of living them and that we are so focused on living a fast life instead of having a good life.