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The Creative Fight: Create Your Best Work and Live the Life You Imagine by Chris Orwig

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Chapter Twenty-Six. Silence and Solitude

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The jackhammers started early today and I can barely hear myself think. My studio is in a converted warehouse and they are making some improvements next door. So I crank up my music in a feeble attempt to drown out the noise. It doesn’t work. I have to get out of here. As I pack up my laptop, I think of Swiss philosopher Max Picard’s words: “Nothing has changed the nature of man so much as the loss of silence.”

Now, I am in a quiet place and I take a deep breath. I find a comfortable seat in an almost empty coffee shop, sip some tea, and reflect on Picard’s words. In the five decades since he said those ...

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