Wouldn’t it be interesting if you got to New York City, and it was completely silent. Shaking a resident awake from their I-pod coma, they pop the ear bud out. Screaming through the ringing in his ear you ask “Why is it so silent?” He doesn’t know what you are talking about and continues his unawareness. Everyone is escaping the noise, by creating their own personal noise. They assume everyone else is at fault for inducing the chaotic noise, thus sharing in the responsibility of creating the silence. It’s just a thought.