Tuesday Open Thread: Slowing Down

If you’re new here, we’re New_ Public, and we’re focused on creating flourishing digital public spaces. Welcome to our monthly Tuesday Open Thread!

The summertime is filled with opportunities for fun in the sun! Alongside our excitement for outdoor adventures and activities, as the world around us continues to move rapidly, it is also time for us to unwind, take a deep breath, and slow down.

We have become accustomed to fast-paced ways of living, craving instant gratification and immediate access to everything – even what we eat. The Slow Food Movement reminds us of how important it is to cherish what we put on our plates and to be intentional with our tasting. The access (or lack thereof) to ethical and sustainably produced foods impacts not only our societal cultures but also the ways that we live and co-exist within our communities.

Let’s hold ourselves accountable this summer by asking:

How can we practice slowing down in online digital spaces?

We are assuming that you, like us, are looking for more flourishing places on the internet. We want this to be one of those places! Please treat others with openness, generosity, and respect.