Shh. It’s National Quiet Day.
It’s getting more and more difficult to create a space for solitude and silence. The noise it seems is an inevitable part of our day.
And I’m not even sure if, collectively as a society, we know how to experience peace and quiet anymore.
London has the highest levels of noise in the UK. Living in London, I guess I’ve got used to the noise. Traffic, emergency vehicles, people chatting loudly on mobile phones, barking dogs and car alarms are familiar and all rate highly as annoying to adults in the UK.
But the noise doesn’t have to be loud. There’s a constant stream of background disturbance, subtly wrestling for the attention of your mind. Mobile phones give instant access to messaging, emails, music, news, social media, television and movies. A lot of noise and distraction from that little piece of plastic in your pocket! Read more