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.