Posted March 27, 2016on:
I like taking public transport because I can read and work on the train or bus. The journeys give me a limited time to do something focused.
Unfortunately, no matter how efficient public transport might get, it suffers from one unavoidable flaw. It is public and often attracts the loud and boorish.
That is why I think that one of the best modern inventions is noise-cancelling headphones. These marvels of human ingenuity are expensive, but they help create “companionable solitude” by some measure. That peace amid the din is what enables me to think and work.
This simple image quote is courtesy of this photo shared under Creative Commons (CC).
Note: I am not endorsing the brand of headphones in the photo. The image was the best one I could find under CC. I use a different brand anyway.