Joseph Ratliff Writer, Researcher, Thinker

The Slow Introduction

Slow down, and welcome to The Slow Manifesto.

At one point, the book that follows was going to be a heavily researched, more “academic” style of writing.  It was going to share data, facts, resources etc… about the need for our society to slow down.  It was going to demonstrate in a fairly scientific way the benefits of slowing down for humans.

Eventually, I said to myself (as I usually do), screw that.

This needs to be a book of action… a book that fills you up with the feeling there is more to life than the next iPhone upgrade, the next 41 megapixel camera, the next 70 hour work week etc…

So that is what this is.  I’ve turned what was “Slow – The Book” into a manifesto for lifestyle change.  I’m going to get “in your face,” and I’m not going to hold anything back in this writing.  I won’t insult you, dear reader, but there is no place for sugar coating anything when it comes to major lifestyle change.

Slowing down your life is serious business, and that mentality is carried throughout this book.

If you don’t like that style of writing, please stop reading.  If you paid for this book, I thank you for your patronage, but by all means please return it and get your money back.

If you’ll stick with me though, what I hope to convey through this manifesto is the seriousness of the situation we’re in as a society, and what to do about it so you can enhance your life.  I hope you’ll enjoy the read, and more importantly I hope you’re inspired to make a positive change in your life, as I was.

Thank you, thank you for reading my very first published book.  Slow down, and enjoy it.

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