Why We’re Afraid of Silence

A picture of a barren tree atop a hill in a snowy landscape.
Photo by Ricardo Gomez Angel on Unsplash

I was 34 years old when I started long-distance running. I determined, early on, that I wouldn’t plug in while I ran, even on 20+ mile solo runs. Instead, I chose to get lost in my own thoughts and the sounds of life around me.

Running is an effective stress reducer for me. It’s also when I do some of my best thinking. When I’m not running, my mind is generally a cacophony of noise: endless problems to solve, tasks…

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Aaron Pace

Aaron Pace

Married to my best friend. Father to five exuberant children. Fledgling entrepreneur. Writer. Software developer. Inventory management expert.