The Quest For Quiet

November 20, 2014 5:19 PM

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In these days of mobile devices and tablets, fast food and drive up windows and ready transit through companies like Uber, we find ourselves constantly connected, expecting immediate gratification and in a state of perpetual motion. Multitasking has become the norm, and time for a singular focus has become more and more remote.

Our personal and professional lives are bombarded with stimuli. Life without a smartphone, email, computer, television or video games is unimaginable. We are expected to respond immediately to every beep, buzz, ping, ring, signal or sound, and when there is a delayed response, we wonder if something...

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