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The Best Time Spent Is Time Spent Slowly --How To Spend Time Slowly Every Day - Aram Rasa Taghavi
"My question is, how many best parts will there be and how many years will you spend in fast-forward? You may be young in years, but you are closer to death than you think." - Benjamin P. Hardy, Ph.D
As I spent the morning looking through emails, sites, my mobile device, books, my kindle and the like, I realized there's an official war for our attention.
The new economy is the attention economy and our attention is being fought for aggressively. Fighters of our attention will do whatever it takes to get us hooked on their site, app, product, tool etc.
Just think about how much time you spend on FB, Google, Apple and Amazon alone. And you don't think they own us?
The result has made it exceptionally difficult to use time slowly - choosing to do one thing with full presence, without the impulse of simultaneously doing other things because it's easy without feeling rushed or notified - to do, respond, get it done, etc.
Yet that's precisely what makes spending time slowly all the more valuable, to do transcendent work for yourself and the people you serve.

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