Silence: In the Age of Noise

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Silence: In the Age of Noise

Silence: In the Age of Noise

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There are about 10,000 anecdotes one could use to prove the perils of tech, and you're going with this? Behind a cacophony of traffic noise, iPhone alerts and our ever-spinning thoughts, an elusive notion - silence - lies in wait.

Not long ago, I tried convincing my three daughters that the world’s secrets are hidden inside silence. As someone that's always enjoyed time alone but makes a living from the internet, finding silence within noise is something that's important to me. Yes, it is incredible to share grand experiences with others, but talking about it may distance us from what is happening. For many people, it’s about FOMO, the “fear of missing out,” or “the fear of losing a special moment.I found that this book, despite it being short and easy to read, was best enjoyed slowly so that I could savor every point and linger on the moments that truly resonated. The author spent fifty days alone in Antarctica, "On the twenty second day I wrote in my journal: At home I only enjoy 'big bites' Down here I am learning to value miniscule joys. Silence, Kagge emphasizes, is not simply the absence of noise, but a "full emptiness, a stillness of the mind. Shutting out the world and fashioning your own silence whenever you run, cook food, have sex, study, chat, work, think of a new idea, read or dance. Have you ever read a book that resonated with you more so than usual because you read it at the right time in your life?

I know when I become engrossed in a really good book, sounds around me disappear, but I can’t seem to do it intentionally. For me, silence is not merely about the complete absence of sound; it is also about the ability to find wonder in the everyday. Shutting out the world is not about turning your back on your surroundings, but rather the opposite: it is seeing the world a bit more clearly, staying a course and trying to love your life.Never in my sixty-three years have I learned more about myself or become more comfortable in my own skin. An eloquent and persuasive argument for the significance of silence, in all of its forms, from an author who has explored the limits of the human experience. Erling Kagge is a Norwegian explorer who was the first in history to reach the 'three poles' - North, South and the summit of Everest. Read this book if you're looking for profound and striking wisdom like, "The most important book you can read is one about yourself," "The best things in life are sometimes free," "We prefer the hunt for the rabbit over its capture," and "Silence is more exclusive and long-lasting than other luxuries" -- and other things only wealthy people have ever said.

an astonishing and transformative meditation, Kagge explores the silence around us, the silence within us, and the silence we must create. Silence, as Kagge points out, is all about listening-to self, the people you love, and the world around you.The New York Review of Books labeled the battle between producers of apps “the new opium wars,” and the paper claims that “marketers have adopted addiction as an explicit commercial strategy. My own expectations may be to blame; I seemed to be assuming this book would offer something I haven't already heard before. A volte mi sono trovato a riflettere sul fatto che le gioie più semplici, come per esempio osservare il muschio sopra un sasso, sono quelle più difficili da descrivere. While Kagge practices meditation, yoga, and going off into nature whenever possible, he also speaks about achieving "silence" while walking Oslo's busy streets or crawling through Manhattan's sewer system. The starry sky is the truest friend in life, when you've first become acquainted; it is ever there, it gives ever peace, ever reminds you that your restlessness, your doubt, your pains are passing trivialities.

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