I have noticed that when I go to someone's house and the TV is on (no one is watching it , of course) that the noise bothers me. Now more than ever people regularly do several activities at once...talk on the phone, text messaging, surf the internet....all with the TV or radio in the background. With all those distractions, it is no wonder studies show the attention spans are getting shorter and autism is at a high level. All that noise drowns out contemplation and eliminates the opportunity to sit quietly and reflect. Turn off the noise in your house and listen to the sounds of silence.