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Source: A quote from Naomi RosenblattStep out of the interesting, dynamic rhythm every so often and focus on your internal life. Say "Stop the world, I want to get off" for a while at least.
I couldn't make head of the blue sentence. I understand what it says but it's nonsense to me.
What does she want to say by the blue sentence? Would you please clarify it to me?
NOT A NATIVE TEACHER
Here, I think, the word "the world" has a metaphorical meaning. "The world" is like a vehicle moving very fast for the speaker, and she is not happy with this pace.
What happens and how do you feel if the vehicle you're riding is moving very fast?
Probably you feel uncomfortable, ask the driver to stop and get off.
The same here, she's asking the world to move/change more slowly so that she can have enough time to enjoy her life.
Since the thread starter is Iranian, I'd like to draw their attention to the song by the Iranian singer Reza Sadeghi.
The literal meaning of the lyrics is:
Stop the world, stop the world
I wanna get off
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