Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Slow Down You Move Too Fast

The Fook sent me a link to this really nice article. Made me want to turn....

Japan Grows A Beard

And here is the list (though it is also hyperlinked in the article):

The practice of the "Slow Life" involves the following eight themes:

SLOW PACE: We value the culture of walking, to be fit and to reduce traffic accidents.

SLOW WEAR: We respect and cherish our beautiful traditional costumes, including woven and dyed fabrics, Japanese kimonos and Japanese night robes (yukata).

We enjoy Japanese food culture, such as Japanese dishes and tea ceremony, and safe local ingredients.

We respect houses built with wood, bamboo, and paper, lasting over one hundred or two hundred years, and are careful to make things durably, and ultimately, to conserve our environment.

SLOW INDUSTRY: We take care of our forests, through our agriculture and forestry, conduct sustainable farming with human labor, and ultimately spread urban farms and green tourism.

SLOW EDUCATION: We pay less attention to academic achievement, and create a society in which people can enjoy arts, hobbies, and sports throughout our lifetimes, and where all generations can communicate well with each other.

SLOW AGING: We aim to age with grace and be self-reliant throughout our lifetimes.

SLOW LIFE: Based on the philosophy of life stated above, we live our lives with nature and the seasons, saving our resources and energy.



Blogger Blog Monkey said...

i love it. i wrote a similar article... slowly.

even our language these days is so harried and clipped. if we took the time to consider the beauty of the written word...

instead of "yo, dude, you got that thing?"

4:41 p.m.  
Blogger Blog Monkey said...

it's not the messenger, but the message that should be spread, you glory-hog.

and no jokes about 'spreading' for me.

10:48 a.m.  
Anonymous thefook said...

this article made me feel a little like my ancestors are rolling their eyes at me for sitting in front of a computer irradiating my nads for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week (not including homestyle nad-irradiation) - i wonder if they feel disappointment that in me at least this is the current culmintation of our familial gene-eology?

1:44 p.m.  
Blogger Blog Monkey said...

they are rolling over in their graves, i bet..(the ones that weren't dug up for a golf course expansion)

i know that sinkford is joking, but see how riled he gets when i ignore hi earnest efforts and continue unabated?

so, stop stealing from me, suckah!

2:55 p.m.  

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