Eigg is one of four small islands off the coast of Scotland, populated by sheep, dogs, and 109 local residents. Charlie Galli drives the only taxi on the island. He moved here looking to find a slower way of life, and a community who place greater value on relationships and conversation than they do on their mobile phones. "Sometimes I think there's too much technology involved in life," he says. "It's not real—you're not meeting people, you're not grabbing their hand and shaking it. We're losing that power - the art of conversation."


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  • Kristin Pedemonti

    I love that he is living his life in a way that works best for him. He reminds us that we can choose to slow down. I love the focus on face to face. Here's to getting back to our "human side" to sharing stories, to making life better for each other. <3 Thank you so much for sharing Charlie's story.

  • selma lila

    the simple things in life that bring peace, joy and happiness. Life can be simple, but we make it complicated, Simplicitiy, kindness, generosity, sharing and caring is what people will rememeber about you.

  • Cindy

    He had the courage to leave the rat race behind and start truly living... and that is inspirational!

  • Rebekah Baker

    What inspired you about this video? The words coming directly from the gent who has changed his life to meet is personal need to be in relationship in this beautiful world.

  • Jane

    His joy in everyday life is contagious!

  • Sapna

    Simplicity of life in small things

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