Part 6 of the TED Radio Hour episode Quiet
About Pico Iyer's TED Talk
Pico Iyer says sitting still and reflecting is hard work. But we bring so much more to our experiences, and relationships when we make time to think.
About Pico Iyer
Travel writer Pico Iyer began his career documenting a neglected aspect of travel — the sometimes surreal disconnect between local tradition and imported global pop culture. Since then, he has written multiple books exploring the cultural consequences of isolation.
Iyer's latest focus, and book, is on yet another overlooked aspect of travel: how can it help us regain our sense of stillness and focus in a world where our devices and digital networks make us more and more distracted.