Rabbi Kahn — “The Power of Embracing Our Inner Silence”
by Rabbi Andrue Kahn
published in Thirve Global — April 30, 2019
I rarely leave my house without wearing headphones. Often I’m not even paying attention to what I’m listening to. The music or podcast piped into my ears helps to distract me from everything else – it creates a bubble of protection around me against the din of the city, both on the street and in the subway. It may help cover the assault of sound, but it doesn’t block out all the noise.
The world around us is constantly demanding our attention. Be it buskers or beggers, ads or announcements, we are pulled in a million directions at once at every moment. This has become such a noticeable trend that some have begun referring to our economy today as an attention-based economy.