In 1993, Norwegian explorer Erling Kagge spent 50 days walking solo across Antarctica, becoming the first person to reach the South Pole alone. While testing his body to the limit, Kagge also discovered the underappreciated value of quietness. In this astonishing and transformative meditation, he explores the silence around us, the silence within us, and the silence we must create. By recounting his own experiences and discussing the observations of poets, artists, and explorers, Kagge shows us why silence is essential to sanity and happiness—and how it can open doors to wonder and gratitude.
Silence: In the Age of Noise
Author: Erling Kagge.