‘Noise’ no longer refers just to sound, but to the general distractions that make our lives chaotic and stressful. We’re constantly busy, but are we effective? We’ve mastered multi-tasking, but do we really get more done in half the time? Communication is something we believe we’re experts at. Maybe in terms of personal broadcasting, we have. But the victim in all of this is our ability to truly listen.
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