Noise is an environmental catastrophe.
When I go out on the beach, in the islands or Jacksonville, my heart laughs. The quiet and silence permeates the air and sky. Time slows down with your heartbeat and peace and wellness fills up your emotions.
The antithesis of this tranquility is trying to dine under the blare of loud music. What is not realized, by most societies, is that the stress response is triggered by loud noise. So, while the environment is made more exciting, your entire system is being deteriorated by attempting to relax and have a meal. The loud music is the equivalent of having the lions close at hand while you are trying to consume the only food of the day. Stressed out dinning? You bet.