United Nations

Some people lead a movement to lower revolutions to the rhythm of life in the cities, which are already home to more than half of humanity according to recent United Nations reports. Carl Honore, English journalist, explains the events that led him to become a militant antiprisa in his book in praise of slowness. The media begin to talk about this return to the origins of man, when it assumed its belonging to the Earth and worshipped the life and things surrounding him. Then he discovered agriculture, he developed it. Later, he concentrated on cities and began to develop an industry life for which natural resources were necessary.

He embarked upon the conquest of these resources and, even today, has been unable to satisfy those cravings. Back left the corpses of thousands of species of plants and animals extinct, the ozone layer perforated, the heat trapped by gases that produces development, melting glaciers and deserts with thousands of displaced people seeking the necessary resources to subsist. Against the oppression, laziness, says one of the slogans of the triumph of the slowness. He is not the apathy and disinterest that stagnates many people in times of a dehumanization promoted by our means of communication. The question is is rest, halting rhythm, breathing, observe what surrounds us and sharpen your senses to perceive what is important and not only the urgent. If each person stops to think, the pace of life will charge the peace needed to create, to innovate and to invent those things which, not slow down, man will continue submitting and eventually ceding his will. Above all, peoples and the planet will benefit from the loss of anxiety and stress that feed the pace of consumption and global violence in many of its levels. In resistance, the Argentine writer Ernesto Sabato reminds us of something that we could repeat ourselves we same each morning, now that is coming a new year full of good intentions: there is another way to achieve eternity that deepening Instant, or another way of reaching the universality that through their own circumstance: the now and here.