Think about it for just a few minutes. You wake up in the morning to turn on the news and are immediately inundated with national, state, and local stories. You log in to your email and see five different newsletters pop up from online agencies and websites. You check your twitter, your facebook, turn on the radio, listen to music, and flip through the current month's Women's Health. And when you are finally ready to turn into bed, you pull out the latest novel to help you relax and fall asleep. Can you think of the last time you were surrounded by only silence?
All men's miseries derive from not being able
to sit in a quiet room alone.
- Blaise Pascal