smart, travel slow.
- Planeta.com motto
You get to know things better when they go by slow.
- Poi Dog Pondering, The Ancient Egyptians
The kingdom of Bhutan, in the Himalayas, has had the genius
to adopt Gross National Happiness as official policy. Anything
that undermines the people's health will be discouraged, as
will anything that fruitlessly gobbles up their time. Their
old people are valued. All major decisions are tested against
their effect on the environment and on society. According to
the United Nations, Bhutan is one of the world's 10 least-developed
countries, yet according to the Happy
Planet Index, it is somewhere near the top.
- Alastair Sawday, The
Slow Way to Go
Slow down, you move too fast.
- Simon and Garfunkel
When you travel, you experience, in a very practical way, the
act of rebirth. You confront completely new situations, the
day passes more slowly, and on most journeys you don't even
understand the language the people speak. So you are like a
child just out of the womb. You begin to attach much more importance
to the things around you because your survival depends on them.
You begin to be more accessible to others because they may be
able to help you in difficult situations. And you accept any
small favor from the gods with great delight, as if it were
an episode you would remember for the rest of your life.
- Paulo Coelho
We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at
- Calvin Coolidge
No matter how early you get up, you can't make the sun rise
any sooner. (No por mucho madrugar, amanece más temprano)
If we move any slower, we'll be going backwards.