Wednesday, May 09, 2007quick pick
Outstanding. Teresa Tomeo's book "Noise: How our Media-Saturated Culture Dominates Lives and Dismantles Families" is able to articulate what most of us probably sense but don't quite know how to express. I just checked this book out from our local library and am eating up the wonderful quotes in it.
Busy lives and homes filled with 'noise' (via the TV, radio, telephone etc.) wear on our energy levels in such a way that we allow the media to think critically for us.
Most readers here know that you can't trust everything you see or hear in the news. But just what kinds of ramifications do various media outlets have on our thought processes or our family attitudes.
The bottom line in this book is as old as Socrates: "The unexamined life is not worth living." Our highest faculty of our human person is the mind. Reflection is a lost art. We do everything we can to be distracted or entertained. God lives in silence. In silence we find Him. This book is a great tool for living a proactive life rather than a reactive one.
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