Hustle culture has programmed us to loathe — even fear — silence.
Commuting without blasting music, podcasts, or audiobooks in our ears just seems like a waste of precious time.
Creativity, however, doesn’t require constant learning. Our brains don’t need stimulation to dream.
About a week ago, I needed to head home across town. I was only about three miles out and didn’t feel like waiting 15 minutes for the bus. So, I walked.
I generally hate to waste time — commuting or otherwise — so, I called and caught up with a family member.
After we hung up, I found myself walking — in silence.
Street lights were sparse, and traffic was light. So, it was a rather dark silence with only my thoughts for company.Continue reading