Noise is often generated to keep us insulated from others and ourselves. The distraction of TV or radio or CD noise, or other kinds of noise, can be an ever-present sound that even becomes a type of security, much like carrying communication devices such as cell phones.
On the other hand we are prone to stay away from silence so we can stay distant and not know others or ourselves. Because silence reveals who we really are and what goes on inside of us, it appears that many of us do not want to know who this person might be.
It is easier to stay on the surface with noise than to go into any of the layers of self-divulging and self-exposure that might allow others to know us on any level except our noise level. Fact is… few want to know what goes on in our silence. Why would we rather not know who we are? Who others are? Who God is?
“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.” Jesus