Even though I am a pretty laid back and calm person most of the time, and I like to read and think in silence, I can’t help but feel overwhelmed and sometimes even irritated by all the noise around me. Cars, television, crowds, electronic devices all screaming for attention, those kind of things. Therefore I’d love escape that for a couple of days and go on a silent retreat. On the one hand to escape the aforementioned noise, on the other hand more as a sort of experiment. I think I can do without all that noise and distraction, but is that really true?