Someone has said that we are “noise-sick”... Those with eyes glued to their “mobiles” as they send and receive their messages, or whose attention is saturated with the noisy, pounding “music” blasting from their headphones, are missing the best... the charm of natural sounds like the murmur of the sea and the wind, the warbling of songbirds... the spectacle of a sunrise or a sunset, when the elements are merged in harmony, the slow explosion of new leaves in the spring... and so many other ordinary, day-to-day joys, like the silent fulfilment of one’s duty or one’s participation in the creative power of work; the responsible exercise of freedom, ordered according to the accomplishment of what is good; the unfolding of spiritual paternity, the sign of maturity in a man; the blessing of having a family and savouring, multiplied, the gift of How wonderful it is that you exist!, with the inestimable pleasure of serving and sharing tasks, schedules, enthusiasms, experiences... with those who love you and are loved by you... the permanent novelty of living without myopia, aware of this gift: What a wealth of natural and artificial means converge in me! What endless benefits stem from life lived in society!... These simple, natural experiences speak to the spirit of man and awaken in him profound existential questions. Technological advances and an artificial, comfortable life seem to deaden and, in many, to drown their capacity to be interested in truth, goodness or beauty. The “weak thinking” of our times is characterized by replacing the great questions of human existence with questions like: “What are you doing tonight?” or “Who won the World Cup?”... It is like going through life driving a car with only the dim lights lit... and very dim they are.