I was researching more into MBTI and came across a youtube channel which presented one of the most thought-provoking videos that I've seen in a long time.
The video is about introversion, the value of silence, and comfort with isolation.
What's your life theme? And do you value silence?
My life theme is; meaning. My life has been a constant search for the/a meaning behind experiences, behaviour, events and ultimately existence. I'm sure many will share this theme.
And I though I've experienced the value of silence, I don't 'observe' it. Whilst I was on holiday in Malaysia I had no TV, laptop, MP3 player, etc. And I had a mobile, but I rarely even touched it. After the initial 'withdrawl' my mind became quieter, I no longer felt the constant pull to fill my consciousness with mild stimulation (music, TV, etc).
Some of my most pleasent memories are sitting on a step, eating breakfast alone in the early hours of the morning watching hens wonder around the garden, and hearing a Quran recital in the distance. I also recall fondly realizing how loud the sounds of insects were at night - they used to make a beautiful racket.
Looking back prolonged silence helped me to appreciate subtitles in my environment that I commonly overlooked. It also helped me to feel the inner tension and cognitive changes that technology can facilitate (Neil Postman brilliantly elaborates on this point).
Anyway... please share.