Your assignment also asks you to comment on Pico Iyer’s essay “Why we need to slow down our lives”. When commenting on a text, you should consider statements that are particularly interesting or controversial and, thus, can be discussed in more depth.

For example, you can comment on Pico Iyer suggesting that people usually don't use technology in a positive way: “The one thing technology doesn’t provide us with is a sense of how to make the best use of technology.” (ll. 36-39). This can be interpreted as an allusion to all the ways in which technology distracts us instead of helping us do and learn things. Here, you can reflect on how people nowadays spend a lot of time on their smartphones, on social media, or watching TV for entertainment purposes, for example.

You can also comment on the writer’s ironic criticism ...

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