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The Slow Movement, which is not controlled by a single organization, is a worldwide trend which “supports a growing cultural shift towards slowing down.”

The movement started when the Italian Carlo Petrini protested against the opening of a fast food restaurant in Piazza di Spagna, Rome in 1986, sparking the creation of the Slow Food organization.

The movement has become increasingly popular reaching other areas. Therefore, now we can talk about Slow Travel, whose aim is to become part of local life and to connect to a place and its people; Slow Cities, towns with less traffic, less noise and fewer crowds; Slow living, Slow Schools, Slow Art… and so on.

Like in the past, more and more people are searching for connection to people – ourselves, our family, our community, our friends, – to food, to place (where we live), and to life.

  • Is life becoming more or less stressful?
  • Who stresses you out the most?
  • What stresses you about walking in the streets?
  • Do you think technology is stressful?
  • How dangerous do you think stress is?


  • What’s your opinion about this movement?
  • Do you think it’s possible to slow down? What would you need?
  • What are the advantages?
  • What part of your life will you be willing to slow down?



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This entry was posted on 31/01/2013 by in Health, Ideas Worth Spreading (TED), Speaking, Trends.
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