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Slow Down Just a Little | Vidya Sury, Collecting Smiles
“I want it yesterday” I’d be surprised if you said you didn’t receive that answer as a deadline for a task you had to complete. Such is our lifestyle these days. Always in a hurry, always worrying about checking off the next thing on that to-do list. We must rush, or we’ll miss the boat, miss the deadline, miss the opportunity, miss who knows what else. Full-on FOMO Sure we are aware of words like “relax”. “Slow down.” “Be patient.” All great advice, but who has the time for them? People who take their time are seen as lazy types who lag behind. But . . . Can you imagine a situation where a surgeon hurries through a patient’s surgery because his calendar is full? Can you imagine that sculptor rushing through his creation so he can move on to the next assignment? Can you imagine your car mechanic applying a quick fix because he’s got a big workload? Can you imagine that jeweler cutting that diamond in a hurry? You know what I mean. Why can’t we allow ourselves to take time to do things well? Why don’t we let ourselves focus, enjoy and pay attention to whatever we …