Instagram, facebook, the vine, linkedin, emails, text messages, phone calls, etc even though these things don’t make outward noise like horns beeping on a 76 in mid-day traffic, these things do make noise in your mind. With everything today being so fast-paced, instantaneous, and overwhelming, do we as people ever really get a chance to silence the noise? Back in the day weekends were the “weekends”, days off, time with family, do things of leisure, but now when do we ever have time off. Businesses are 24/7 and your boss wants you there every day with no breaks. I find myself fighting for a piece of mind and that’s usually near my bedtime when I don’t even have any fight in me. Silencing the noise and ruckus of what the world wants you to believe and become is important, which is money making machines, literally. With all the noise we forget the simple things is what can bring us eminent joy, like being with family, enjoying a book, writing poetry, and the most scary thing “turning off your phone”. People forgot what peace feels like, that’s why people can’t go without their phone, making angry status about not having a phone and to inbox them on facebook. People don’t even realize through all the noise we look to everything on our phone to validate us, whether it is likes on a pic, comments under a video, or a text from a certain someone. The noise is so loud that we can’t even fathom that it is weakening our foundation and strength as individuals to make intelligent decisions sometimes because we are so consumed by the noise. So try silencing the noise every now and then, you’ll be shocked by what you hear within you, you’ll find all your answers you’ve been looking for.