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by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition
This thoughtful essay on Vox , excerpted from a book by Justin Zorn and Leigh Merz, discusses the power of silence in a deafening world.
Real noise, and informational noise, disturb us and make it difficult if not impossible to focus on what’s really important.
The authors write:
Understanding and realizing our goals, in this sense, requires the reduction of noise. It starts with the ordinary day-to-day work of managing the noise. This kind of clarity also requires time and space for cultivating immersive silence.
I can’t summarize the essay in a few lines, so you should read it yourself.
My only quibble with the authors is that I think people want quiet, not silence. But we certainly don’t want noise, real or informational, all the time.
A quieter world will be a better and healthier world for all.