“The Sounds of Silence” was Simon & Garfunkel’s break through hit, a soulful ballad that introduced the idea of white space to song. Years later, Depeche Mode invited us Gen X-ers to “Enjoy the Silence.” We did. And more recently Justin Timberlake’s smash hit “Say Something” taught us that, “the greatest way to say something is to say nothing at all.” Now there’s a deep thought. Less is more, especially when it comes to what can’t be said. But is silence golden?
Danielle DiMartino Booth is CEO and Director of Intelligence at Quill Intelligence LLC
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