We live in a noisy environment that does not let us concentrate and think. However, loud noise does not add value to our lives. People buried in the noise of traffic, social media, and surroundings lose the ability to decide for themselves.
We are free to choose from. However, constant noise disrupts the balance. Why do you think monks and entrepreneurs such as Tim Ferriss meditate? They seek for solutions, peace, and stability.
If we would check after one hundred years the value created by social media, would we see something significant was built?
I wonder what kind of value noise brings to humanity.
Overall social media does a good job, especially when news and events are not compatible with individuals who use power against weaker human beings. However, you need to be a big shot in Hollywood to attract the attention of the majority. Otherwise, essential issues become buried with piles of fake and momentarily news.
You heard, read it, and forgot. It is not suitable for human evolution that noise created by newspapers, TV, and social media weakens our ability to think and decide what is right for us. I do not talk about the last model of the iPhone, but I think that we lost the ability to look forward and make the right choices.
We make choices every day, starting from the morning and ending before it. Conscious people can control their dreams at night. It would be great if we could decide on big things, for example, how we would like to live and what we want to achieve.
Unfortunately, we did not learn at school or in college how to think. Earl Nightingale, the famous broadcaster, said that dressing up and going to shower do not count as thinking.
We must think diligently, knowing or searching and learning about ways to improve ourselves.
Obstacles to the right thinking
Most of us are born in families who live in the same way as parents and grandparents lived. Nothing is wrong about that; we can stay at the same level of evolution as our family is. I read that the student is terrible and cannot achieve better results as the teacher did.
I guess it is more difficult to overcome fears and stubbornness; however, after some time, things will change for the good.
The influence of social media, TV, newspapers, friends, family, and teachers is enormous. Being in an environment that does not push you to innovate, ask questions, and think for yourself, could leave you at the same level as you were before.
You will hear statements that this or this is best and will work just fine for you. However, these statements are from the other side. You have your mind too. You have tasks to accomplish on Earth and leave it a little better as it was before. It would seem like an overstatement; however, think about yourself.
Are you happy?
Sometimes I think that loud noise from the surrounding environment is a tool to divert our attention to directions where somebody wants us to be.
If you told me that kind of value loud noise adds, I would be happy to discuss it.
Why do I talk about loud noise?
People are not as relaxed as they were before. There are not so many serious and interesting but joyful ways to live and lead our lives.
The loud noise from everywhere silences our ability to create, think ahead, and make reasonable decisions. This loud noise does not add value. It throws out of the balance and leads to misery. There is no relaxation, joy, or meaning, just sound.
It is the reason why people climb mountains, fight with each other, and try various ways to escape the loud noise from the environment. They want to change their lives, but most of us do not know how to do it.
One of the answers is meditation. It saved the sanity of many lost souls, which now do just great.
Let’s wrap up
Most of us live in civilized societies. We have so many good things in our lives, but usually, we do not recognize them. Loud noise from the social environment, such as newspapers and various media, diverts our attention from serious issues and could put us in a sleeping mode. Loud noise does not add value to us. We could choose better directions for ourselves, our families, and our communities if we learned to reason intelligently and insightfully.