A language lover´s guide to the most intriguing words around the word, by Christopher Moore.
“Em 1939 dois soldados finlandeses estão na frente de batalha contra a Rússia:
“Somos minoria”, um soldado diz. “Deve haver mais de 40 deles e somos apenas nós dois.”
“Meu Deus, vamos demorar o dia inteiro para enterrá-los”, exclama o outro.
Sisu é uma palavra finlandesa que ilustra essa atitude.” – Christopher Moore
It’s about how the world got stuck in fast-forward and how more and more people everywhere are slowing down. In other words, it’s about the rise of the Slow Movement. In Praise of Slow, written by Carl Honoré, is published in 30 languages and has been a bestseller in many countries.
“What is the Slow Movement?
It is a cultural revolution against the notion that faster is always better. The Slow philosophy is not about doing everything at a snail’s pace. It’s about seeking to do everything at the right speed. Savoring the hours and minutes rather than just counting them. Doing everything as well as possible, instead of as fast as possible. It’s about quality over quantity in everything from work to food to parenting.” – Carl Honoré