The Joy Of Quiet Analysis

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Pico Iyer’s “The Joy of Quiet” article in the New York Times begins with the awareness of the effects of Internet infested electronics. Acknowledging that the technology available to individuals today can be helpful, he also mentions the effects of it can be quite dramatic. For instance, Iyer explains how a night at Post Ranch Inn will charge customers extra just to receive a room with no television. Individuals have to force themselves to peel away and distract themselves from their devices with things that may not even pertain to their interests. While being so preoccupied with what’s going on in the world or with what friends are doing, individuals overlook the fact that they are not focusing on the essential– living life. Baffled by the fact that places use the desire to disconnect from electronics as an economic advantage, I don’t think people realize that corporations and businesses are doing this. Paying extra just to get a hotel room without a television– how ridiculous. I was also in awe that societies have resulted in creating camps in order to help kids stray from their Internet addiction. Electronics are very advantageous to a certain extent, but similar to what Iyer stated, it’s crucial to step back and realize that there is an entire world going on around us. I believe although it’s great…show more content…
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