Our sons wanted to practice some German songs that they were learning at school, so I found them on YouTube, set the playback speed at one click under full-speed (75%), and we all sang along.
It was (and is) great fun.
One time, though, when queueing up the songs, I forgot to set the speed at 75%, and the songs began at full speed. Both of them immediately protested.
Whoa! Why is everything going so fast! Turn it back to how it was!
“Normal,” it turns out, is way too accelerated.
And in our lives, too, it may be that we are going way too fast, but have only ever considered it to be normal.
What would a test run at 75% look like this week?