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Enjoy the silence

Silence is the loudest sound — unprovoked, it can screech worse than nails on a chalkboard.

But the pursuit of distraction is man’s attempt to escape the cacophony of a deaf monkey mind.

To break from mental prison, we conjure up an oasis of sound: social media and/or TV, dual screens, infinitely scrolling through feeds and channels without remembering a thing.

The content Ferris wheel never ends in the era of fast culture. The circus rages on, performing into other people’s thoughts but our own– clicking under the hypnosis of a ludic loop.

Perhaps the noiseless, initially our worst fear, is the pocket of sanity we needed all along. Bored into calmness, we no longer fear losing control.

By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of Discvr.blog and four books.