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SLOW George Dodoros 24.04.09 Slide 2 Whos going to listen to me? Focus on young drivers. Influence the: mentality and way of thinking and living! Slide 3 Slide 4 Hurry up, you ll be late! Rush is the motor of all our actions It is the grand prix kinetics that surrounds all our life, speeding it up, making the most out of every single second. Everything for a speed that does not make us better Slide 5 Our Lives Slide 6 Examples Food Just A calorie-vitamin input Correctly cooked and pleasantly consumed Slide 7 Examples Work Work overload is the cause of some of the most worrying disorders in the Western world today Slowing down the pace can improve workers productivity Slide 8 Examples Cities Traffic jams, horns of cars, stress, irritation, tiredness Pedestrian-friendly spaces free from traffic buzz and noise Slide 9 Our Driving Slide 10 Driving Crazydrivers: Fast, Aggressive, Always in a hurry Multi-tasking: phone, smoke, sms, coffee Giving priority is a must do, not a nice-to-do Slide 11 Why dont we slow down ? Slide 12 Slow attitude criticized Slowness is often related to negative values. Clumsiness, disinterest, tedium are dimensions that do not include the positive effects resulting from a i.paused, ii.well-thought and iii.safe attitude. Slide 13 But we agree on that Important decisions can not be always taken randomly or impulsively! Slide 14 Slow Driving! Slide 15 1.Differences in arrival time are negligible 2.Positive feeling, better mood 3.Relaxed time 4.Entertaining function of the car rediscovered 5.Wider field of view- more to see 6.Easier to give priority at zebra crossings 7.Mistakes minimized 8.Forget stress- Live Better Slide 16 There is more to life than increasing its speed. (Gandhi) Slide 17 Plan of action 1.Psychologists enrich the argumentation 2.CAST helps maximize the impact 3.Campaigning to universities and toll 4.Free CD with relaxed music for driving E.g. REGGAE !!! Slide 18 Thank you! Slide 19 Advice from the experts! 1.Have a cup of tea and stretch your feet out of the window. Dont try this while driving. 2.Spend some quality time in the bathtub, and if you have company, so much the better. 3.Write down these words and place them where you can see them: Multitasking is doing any of them properly. 4.Do not be pushed into answering a question right away. Take your time. 5.Dont wear a watch, dont worry, youll know the time when you need to. 6.Yawn often. Yawning is good for your health. 7.Listen to a Mozart composition in its original tempo. Slide 20 Slide 21 Links movimientoslow.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECzTRG7tj V0 Slide 22 Carlo Petrini Carlo Petrini, 1949 Founder of the International Slow Food Movement. Started with a campaign against the fast food chain McDonald's opening near the Spanish Steps in Rome. Slide 23 Slow Slow Food Slow Work Slow Schooling Slow Sex Slow Cities Slow Driving Slide 24 Examples Schooling Children are stressed by the need of turning into premature adults Parents overburden them with extra activities to get used to the frenzied pace of todays society Slide 25 the movement has expanded to include over 83,000 members with chapters in over 122 countries