I think, speak, and write often of one of the “defining issues of our time”- namely, the effect of the web on our fragile mortal minds. I often liken it, as others do, to the advent of the printing press. Critics of both often point to the abundance of information, condemning that abundance as somehow overwhelming to the point of being detrimental to the most precious human qualities. The abundance of information on the web, however, is not a problem, just as it was not a problem with the printing press. Instead, it is a tool, and is only as valuable, or harmful, as the intentions of those who wield the tool.
The Quiet Place Project is an oasis of peace hidden inside a the desert of indulgence that is the web. It’s become a daily ritual for me, and perhaps the most valuable tool in my online arsenal. I’m going to keep this post short and sweet, and let the project speak for itself, because it truly is something you must experience. That said, one tip offered on the site is a bit crucial:
Don’t forget to check out The Thoughts Room when you’ve finished.