Thursday, February 28, 2013

ONTHAASTEN it is, then

I am indebted to Claudia for giving me the Dutch original of the verb we translated as "unhasten". In 1997, the Dutch government issued a ukase telling its citizens to unhasten their lives, ie, slow down, relax more, reduce stress and so reduce all the illnesses that follow from stress. Good advice, but if I unhasten my life any more, I'll start going backwards. It's a chill-out being retired!

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