The world is speeding up. Until 1900 it took nearly 100 years for knowledge to double. Today some estimate it can happen in less than 24 hours. No wonder we all feel hurried, behind, constantly trying to catch up, never quite there. Our culture craves speed the way the thirsty crave a glass of saltwater; the glass may promise fulfillment, but will leave you dangerously dry. The key to life, meaning and fulfillment is not about getting faster, but learning how to become slow.