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One of the world’s most respected advocates of the Slow movement explains why we should all say no more often.

Elton John was wrong when he sang that sorry seems to be the hardest word. No—nowadays the hardest word is, uh, no.

Think about it. There’s a reason the villain from the first James Bond film wasn’t called Dr. Yes: Nobody likes saying no, either to themselves or to others.

  • Words:
    Carl Honoré
  • Illustration:
    Katrin Coertzer

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  • Words:
    Carl Honoré
  • Illustration:
    Katrin Coertzer
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