The concept of Slow Living style is built on the metaphor of “slow,” as used in the context of other visionary ideas like Slow Food. And the word “slow” is not only the simple opposite of “fast” (especially fast food, fast money, and fast living). Slow living means also (and principally ) means sustainable – in any possible sense.
What does it really mean? For example, slow living stands for "using only those things that we really need." It may sound obvious, but it isn't at all. Just look around - how many things at your home only clutter it and take space? How many clothes you never wear, or you wear them once a year? Do you have any completely unnecessary toys, gadgets, furniture, books, and so on? I bet that's what it is! So, slow living idea suggest to get rid of it and start to buy and use only these things you need.
To have or to be? Of course it is not about more or less valuable souvenirs. No one is going to persuade you to expel pictures and toys from your childhood, or pebbles from holidays. It's you who decide what you want to keep. And it is more about just not buying more and more (probably rather expensive) unnecessary clothing or decorations. So, slow living is strongly linked to slow money idea, or slow working. You don't need to work all day long to literally buy next things you don't really want, to impress people you don't really like.
Slow ecology “Slow” also encompasses several layers of meaning that go beyond it. Slow is also more friendly for the environment. For some it's quite clear ecology - in fact, you eat slowly and healthily (not in fast-food outlets), and you do not throw away the things and you use it till the end, you do not buy tons of new things to replace them as soon as possible with the others - and so, you produces much less waste. So, slow term embodies cooperation, resilience, respect, and sustainability. Maybe we also become more strongly connected to the Earth, to our communities and to ourselves. So, Slow Life is one that seeks the right balance between physical needs and consumer goods as well as sensuality, introspection and community.