We live in a sea of noise: not just audible noise—though that too—but informational noise. We're flooded with input. Silence is a book about the opposite, about seeking solitude and quiet. It's not particularly controversial; I suspect most people realize that the world is loud. So, I couldn't entirely figure out who the book is for — other than someone who needs nudging to explicitly create space for silence. To that end, it's a good book, but for me, nearly everything it had to offer was already believed and acted upon.
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