To make the Abundance of Less campaign happen, interestingly, both the Green Initiatives team and Andy and Cynthia were sort of pushed into a fast pace and always on the road type of life. Undoubtedly, this contradicts one of the messages from the book, which was the beauty of slowness. Maybe that's a trial run of testing "the abundance of less" concepts in an urban environment? But when we looked back, among these event hopping, we all felt inspired and were taking Andy’s message into heart, and practicing mindfulness and building beautiful connections along the way. So here I want to take a break and appreciate these moments.
"Working on busy schedules and various projects, we hardly have time to chat and share about our life in the office. Gathering here at Andy's event, we now have time. And it feels like an intimate community."
“Either way, I wait for 40 minutes (order waimai vs. go get my own food). So I just ride my bike to the peanut sauce noodle place and I bring my own container. ‘Convenience only speeds you up.’ And inconvenience does offer me time to take a break and at the same reduce plastic consumption. ”
“I had a great time taking it slow to bike with my dog from Shanghai to Dianshan Lake, instead of taking the bus. Sooo slow… that I missed the lunch (laughing). But I made it up during dinner anyway.”