My battery in my car died a few weeks ago and we had it replaced. Unfortunately, we have one of those stereo systems with theft protection. When the power was disconnected, it went into lock mode and of course, since we bought the car used, we don't have the code to unlock it. So I've been driving around for a while without any sound in the car. I have to say, it's a little unnerving. The voice in my head is way more distracting than the radio ever was. I've been thinking about so many things to and from work. I'm not sure that's good. I can't really concentrate enough to do something about the thoughts floating around my head, but I can't really get rid of them either.
It makes me wonder how much we try to distract ourselves from the noise in our heads. Does listening to music, watching tv, or (gasp) blogging keep us from dealing with complex thoughts and ideas? Would it be possible to go silent for an extended period and what would you do with all those thoughts?