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    calnewport.com | 2 min
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    • Pegeen
      Reading streakScoutScribe
      3 weeks ago

      Within such brevity, remarkable insights. “What struck me, however, was the degree to which silence paradoxically allowed Beethoven to hear something new.”

    • deephdave
      Top reader this weekReading streakScout
      3 weeks ago

      Sometimes, it seems, there’s long term advantage in removing “society’s soundtrack” from your ears, even if in the moment the absence is acute. As Beethoven so vividly demonstrates, you can’t really hear yourself until you’re able to turn down the volume on everyone else.