The speaker of this TED talk about the benefits of slowing down and how the world is so entranced in living in such a speed-laden society that it is impacting people's way of life. Beside how ironic it is about a person phrasing slowness to be speaking at such a speed, I think it is because of the time constraints put on him for talking at such a break-neck pace (I can spend an hour or more talking about what he is talking about in 19 minutes.)
Slowing down at the right time could even better than speeding up - taking the time to talk, to eat, "smell the roses", etc. I've noticed, I enjoy food A LOT more when I am not forced to eat between classes or within a certain time-frame. Not having to buy pre-made food and to cook my own food is enjoyable to. Unfortunately, the notion of time is so ingrained in us, most of us can't help ourselves to go move around like crazy.
Gotta be in class by XX:XX
Gotta make sure to eat at XX:XX
Gotta make sure I finish my homework by XX:XX
Gotta make sure I study about this much by XX:XX
[insert list of gotta..............]
I mean, I don't meticulously organize, but even I am not immune to being so time-entranced.