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Why headphones are a staple of the private working world

Headphones are primarily an isolated experience. We wear headphones to rock out, zone out, kick back, meditate, and to signal focus even when we’re listening to nothing.

Headphones intend to block out the world around us. The ubiquitous white iPod headphones and Dre’s Beats are a staple of a private world.

We want to live to the beat of our soundtrack.

Where would we be without headphones? We may be dancing and socializing instead of sharing links to tracks. We may abhor silence and embrace life’s everyday disruptions. But the introverted may always be annoyed.

Headphones give people two options, on and off, so we can reflect internally and externally. We create our own sonic environment.

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By Wells Baum

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