Why We Owe it to Ourselves to Spend Quiet Time Alone Every Day

“The situation is dire. Just as with global warming, we may already be near the point of no return. Invisibly, almost without notice, we are losing ourselves. We are losing our ability to know who we are and what is important to us. We are creating a global machine in which each of us is a mindless and reflexive cog, relentlessly driven by the speed, noise, and artificial urgency of the wired world.”

“I would like to make a bold proposal: That half our waking minds be designated and saved for quiet reflection”

Source: TED