How often do we go into a quiet room (say, our bedroom) and turn on the TV, radio, or CD player? What does this signify? We fear silence. What is there about this silence that upsets us? It is fear of meeting ourselves nakedly.
This is a test to see whether our self-concept is favorable or not. If it is favorable, that is, if silence can be tolerated, there is nothing to fear. But if it is not, then we have some work to do.