It used to be, that time spent in a doctor’s waiting room, a coffee shop or a car wash lounge was time for reflection, for watching people, connecting with the environment or leafing through a year old magazine. Now every spare minute is spent answering text messages, reading trivia, forming words, listening to music or watching clips on YouTube. No time to think. We have to let other people do our thinking for us. We can watch them, listen to them, learn from them, but we have no time to muse for ourselves. We have time for knowledge, but no time for wisdom. Herman Hesse believed that knowledge is communicable, but wisdom is not. In order to acquire wisdom one has to have time to ponder, and use one ’s knowledge to come to realizations. With the onslaught of aural and visual stimuli we not only do not have time to reflect, we do not have time to do what the mind needs most to stay healthy: experience silence.