To be "still" is a commonly used term for being silent. Stillness is contrary to a society that associates noisy activity with productivity.
I envy people who can quietly hold their composure as a virtual maelstrom rages around them. Nothing disturbs them as they efficiently accomplish whatever task is at hand. I am not one of those people.
I am easily distracted by interesting things that draw my eye, and noises that assault my ears. Calmness has become a necessity in order for me to accomplish anything. Stillness is something i love and constantly seek out. I am at odds with a culture where a hectic day without pause is regarded as a successful one.