Friday, March 4, 2011
Quite possibly one of the greatest ideas is the mute button. There are times when the noise of electronic devices becomes too distracting. Rather than rant and rave, it's a simple push or click to silence things for a while. Silent cell phones, quiet TVs, muted computer programs. The sound of silence is a wonderful thing when you need a moment to clear your head or get some work completed. Too often do we forget that we can turn off our devices or silence them. Instead, we feel enslaved by their insistent cacophonous clamor to "look at me" or "pay attention to this" when all we need is a moment with our own thoughts. When you know your will power to ignore or resist the siren call of the beeping alert is too weak, reach over and press that mute button.