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The Art of Slow Living

Almas Khoirun Nisa (K2220008)

Video Title: The Art of Slow Living | Dr. Jalpesh Mehta | TEDxBocconiUMumbai

Date: 18 November 2022

  1. What is being discussed in the video? Explain your answer.
    Today’s life is fast-paced. Everyone is running to achieve their goals and productivity has become a religion nowadays. Even now there is a term called FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) which if people who experience it don’t achieve their goals as they want, they will feel stressed and hit by fear. How can we avoid these things? Is by creating happiness by implementing Slow Living in our lives. So, what is Slow Living? The definition of slow living is: – Not stopping, but pausing we can look inside ourselves and absorb the atmosphere, see things around us and enjoy ourselves. – Look inside and re-charge – Living in the present/ now don’t worry about the future and don’t think about the past – Creating happiness Our lives are to create happiness, so there are the world’s top 10 countries with a high happiness index rate, in which these countries have a balanced life and always prioritize their happiness. They have happiness by implementing slow living. each country also has a variety of different slow-living lifestyle concepts: 1. Sweden: “Lagom” minimalistic living 2. Norway: “Friluftsliv” connect with nature 3. Japan: “Shinrin Yoku” forest bathing 4. Netherlands: “Gezzeligheid” nostalgia with friends 5. Iceland: “Gluggavedur” window gazing 6. Denmark: “Hyggekrog” cozy atmosphere 7. Finland: “Sauna” rejuvenating self 8. Italy: “Dolce far Niente” doing nothing Apart from government support, these countries also have social habits and a supportive environment. Each of these countries has a different concept of a slow living lifestyle that makes them enjoy life more. So, the conclusion of these explanations is, Slow living is the art of pausing, absorbing, and presenting. That’s all about how can we pause our lives to be able to look deeper, seep in from our surroundings, and focus on the present day so that what we get from what we do is of higher quality, not just chasing the quantity.
  2. What is the speaker’s main purpose? Explain your answer.
    In my opinion, the main purpose of the speakers is to explain how Slow Living really is and what kinds of implementations of Slow Living are in various countries.
  3. How trustworthy is this video? Who is the speaker? What is the source? Do you think the source and the speaker are trustworthy?
    The video was uploaded by TEDx Talks which I think people who talk on this channel/ the speakers are also credible. Dr. Jalpesh Mehta became the speaker of the video I watched. He is an Indian seasoned global banker and a Youth Mentor, Mindset Rewiring Expert, and Growth Coach. He has impacted thousands of young minds for over a decade through his non-profit Empower Foundation and its Youth Mentors Forum chapter. So I think the video that I watched is quite trustworthy.
  4. What the speaker’s attitude or tone towards the subject? Does he/she seem to agree or disagree with it? Explain your answer.
    In my observations of the videos I watched, the attitude or tone of the speaker towards the subject seemed to fit the topic. His tone seemed to regret how today’s lifestyle is fast-paced and makes many people unable to escape from stress and can even increase mortality. He invites us to take a closer look at what Slow Living is, which has also been done by previous people as evidenced by the simple and easy lives of most of the previous people.
  5. Does the speaker put forward valid or strong arguments? How does he/she support the key points? Explain your answer.
    The speaker put forward a valid argument by mentioning some research results to be the source of what he said and of course he can support the key points by that.
  6. Explain how this article will help contribute to your larger group project.
    This video is building my basic understanding of Slow Living. What is the definition? How is the implementation of it? What’s the concept of Slow Living? So, with this basic understanding of my topic, this video will help contribute to my larger group project.