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I Prefer the Silence of Nature to the Sounds of the City

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    A Country Girl Forced to Move to the City.

    From the day I was born till I was 6 years old I lived in a little town. Everybody knew everybody. You could walk to all the places. Only time people drove was either to go to work or the hospital. Even when we went to buy our groceries we walked. It was nice. Kind of. Families...
    SerenityDolphins SerenityDolphins 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 21, 2008

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    What Have We Done?

    Besides seeing a robin, for me the heralding of spring is in the sounds of the peepers. Just knowing thousands of tiny frogs are courting a mate makes my heart warm. I wish that we appreciated the beautiful world that was given us instead of raping and pillaging until it is all...
    francineo francineo 41-45, F Apr 20, 2008

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    And thats exactly why i came to Japan .

    .though cities are so common here , people lives in harmony with nature and it feels great ^^
    DanielXav DanielXav 16-17, M Jun 4

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    Silence of Nature

    I live in the mountains and when i wake up in the morning i can hear the birds singing.  Pure bliss! I look out the back door and i see the beautiful trees and the stillness of nature.  Its so beautiful and it helps to put everything into perspective. I have no...
    Angeleyes777 Angeleyes777 31-35, F 9 Responses Jun 20, 2009

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    Nature

    i love to sit in the woods and just listen to the sounds of nature. it helps me to relax and meditate on truly important things.
    JessieBovQ JessieBovQ 19-21, F 2 Responses Nov 28, 2007

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    Definitely...

    I grew up in the hustle and bustle of big city life... always moving... nothing stopping... sounds constantly whirring about... some people find that comforting... as I get older I have found that I abhor the sounds of the city... cars whooshing about and people chattering... I...
    phidget phidget 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 24, 2008

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    Relaxing And Recuperating After A Long But Peaceful Week.

    I currently work with the National Park Service. I spend my winter months as a park ranger doing interpretation and summer months working as a biology technician working with wildlife. I work at Badlands National Park in South Dakota. Badlands NP is home to a variety of...
    rcrenegade rcrenegade 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 27, 2010

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    Not Really Silent

    Probably better to say I prefer the sounds of nature and nature usually isn't that quiet. You've got the sounds of birds almost everywhere, flowing water, crashing waves, the wind, insects.... The noise in the city will drive you insane, car engines, people yelling, equipment...
    krool1969 krool1969 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 8, 2012

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    I Like To Hear My Thoughts

    I really do not like the sounds of the hustle and bustle of the city. I certainly do NOT need to hear activity around me to prove that I am alive. I especially do not like to be distracted by noise and confusion and emotional vomit; I would rather have the sounds of Nature and...
    Missalaineyeus Missalaineyeus 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 8, 2012

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    While I have never lived in a rural area I feel

    a huge sense of belonging whenever I go anywhere that is rural. I live in a heavily populated area and while I do have friends and family here I've never felt like it is home. I've spent my life so far without a real purpose and I feel as though I should be doing more, yet I don...
    HyperactiveLauren HyperactiveLauren 16-17, F May 5

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    The Woods

    I have always been a person who has loved being outdoors. I was born and raised in the city, and had very few chances to get away from the noises and the danger of city life. But there were a few wooded places I could wander through, and did. I loved the redwoods of northern...
    IanMatthew IanMatthew 56-60, M 2 Responses Oct 6, 2011

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    Storms

     I definitely like the serenity of a forest or even a mountain, and I used to live in Washington State so I would go like every weekend mountain climbing or camping or something. Now I live in the Great Plains and they've brought up my other favorite thing to listen to...
    Dudde Dudde 22-25 Aug 31, 2008

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    A Night In the Cityr

     I love going to visit friends who live in the city (NYC) it's always a fun time and have great friends who live there. However, I would never want to live there. I have a few key reasons: 1. I can't sleep. It doesn't matter where I stay in the city or how high the...
    mskier01 mskier01 22-25, F Aug 20, 2008

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    Listen Children

    I used to work for an outdoor education school teaching 11-12 year olds. Whenever I had the chance free from teaching I would ask my groups to find a nice comfy spot and just listen. We would sit sometimes for up to a full minute just sitting and listening. We were nestled in...
    FireInFlames13 FireInFlames13 18-21, F Dec 30, 2012

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    My Dream

    My dream is to move out of the city to the country. Im tired of hundreds of bass systems blasting when Im trying to get sleep, and hearing people talking and yelling. Cars and motorcycles and heavy gridlock traffic. Even on many residential streets in my neighborhood you have to...
    whitetino whitetino 22-25, M Jul 13, 2012

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    Walking around my city at 1:53am .

    ... The city is so calm... So peaceful and finally I'm not feeling so alone
    prettymarieee91 prettymarieee91 22-25, F Jun 4

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    I Noticed Today How Much I Like The Quiet Over The City

    I went into the city today and I hated it.  the noise, the hassellsI went into the Myer centre and just people everywhere and I felt like crying when this big fat 6itch pushed past me to get to a table.I went into the cosmetics shop and looked aroundfound a nice restaurant I...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F May 22, 2012

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    City Life Isn't For Me.

    I've been born and raised right in the heart of the city.   Somehow even though I live in quite a sleepy city compared to Brisbane or Sydney its still busy busy busy... Always traffic... always people talking or  walking or doing something... everythings always...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 20, 2008

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    They make a "nature sounds" atmosphere enhancement that plays sounds. But I prefer the real thing...and don't even mind getting a little wet! I love the atmosphere that storms...
    maggiemaggamuff maggiemaggamuff 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    “I've begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all its own.”---Chaim Potok I enjoy silence. I enjoy the stillness of...
    NerdyGirl78 NerdyGirl78 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    SILENCE!... PLEASE GOD NOT THE SILENCE!!.. IF YOU LOVE ME PLEASE!,,, NOT THE SILENCE!! I HAVE NOW GONE DEAF!... I HAVE GONE DEAF! ... NOT FROM THE SOUND OF A LARGE EXPLOSION!... I...
    imgreywlf imgreywlf 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    I was born and raised in the city so I have always been around the hustle and bustle of busy streets. It's pretty funny to see that although I have never been around nature as much...
    Morenita79 Morenita79 31-35, F a week ago

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    Living in the city may offer many conveniences, but I find the little things bug me the most. Such as the fact that there is so much pollution that the air actually stinks. Not to...
    Sharebare519 Sharebare519 13-15, F Jul 23

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    Light Rules Over Darkness 4:20am. The whole world is in deep sleep. There's a pin-drop silence everywhere. Darkness seems to have dragged the whole world. There is not a single...
    Skpan80 Skpan80 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    You Belong in AmsterdamA little old fashioned, a little modern - you're the best of both worlds. And so is Amsterdam. Whether you want to be a squatter graffiti artist or a great...
    Rutterman Rutterman 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    I went to Chicago with family, and I never wanted to leave! I loved the sights, the sounds, and the smells. ;D I just loved everything about that great city: the coffee, the stores...
    lilykitten1998 lilykitten1998 16-17, F Jul 1

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    The two most classic comments ever used are "I'm fine!" and "I'm just tired..." which we really mean is "I'm upset because...." "I hate my life!" "I'm fed up...." "Things aren't...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F Jul 9

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    I find that it is when I am strolling through my local woods, or out birdwatching or hiking in the beautiful countryside surrounding my city, or just walking by the seashore that I...
    SpectralMariner SpectralMariner 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 10

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    BaboonsWe go to the game reserve once a year. It is a game farm in the Northern part of South Africa. We stay in a beautiful thatched chalet overlooking a muddy dam where the...
    DarkestTrance DarkestTrance 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    A tree will be born again by falling seeds with no help from man but in the care of dear Sun, protected by silence. Maybe it needs that loneliness and silence in order to focus...
    laughingsoul laughingsoul 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    While walking home this morning people were smiling at me. I was thinking to myself how a smile makes a difference. Inner peace. I was walking through the wetlands soaking in sun...
    Diabo1ique Diabo1ique 70+ 1 Response Jul 15

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    http://www.change.org/petitions/city-council-planning-and-zoning-commission-of-mckinney-tx-stop-walmart-from-building-a-4th-store-in-mckinney-tx If you care about nature and the...
    Silverwings125 Silverwings125 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    The sights, the sounds, the smells - I just love being in nature. It's a shame the cities and suburbs are taking over the beauty and majesty of this great land. Once peaceful...
    sassystacey sassystacey 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 16

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    I'm always lucky having window seats at work. For the past four years, I always have the best view! You could see sunrises, rainstorms, cityscapes, landscapes, cloud formations, a...
    Jensa16 Jensa16 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I absolutely love sitting by the windows. I like to see the environment change from the city to the countryside on the train from London to Manchester as well as other similar...
    KMargatroid KMargatroid 16-17, F Jul 5

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    Makes me feel like I'm out of this hell hole they call earth..makes me feel free with no worries. Just me,the wind,nature, and my rock,hillside,or country songs. It always sets the...
    jordinv jordinv 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    I'm a spring, summer, fall type of person. I love to see the flowers bloom,the trees change especially when fall approaches. that gentle breeze that brushes against my skin. The...
    strawberry38 strawberry38 36-40, F Jul 20

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    There's absolutely nothing better than leaving the city and into the sierra ^ - ^ lakes, mountains, snow, rivers, flowers, fresh air, trees, meadows, creeks, skies filled with...
    MrsScissorhands MrsScissorhands 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I enjoy sitting by a river or fire and relaxing, the sounds of the night or day are peaceful when undisturbed by people. Rain is just as good :D
    rawrmeansloveme rawrmeansloveme 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    Gaur Yamuna City Plots @ Yamuna Expressway Gaursons India Pvt. Ltd Launching soon residential plots in Gaur Yamuna City Township on Yamuna Expressway. It near by Delhi - Agra...
    affireal affireal 26-30, M Jul 10

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    I like subbing movies. I also like subbing anime. I could like Dubbing but it depends on whether I think it sounds good
    Overdrive18 Overdrive18 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I'm definitely a city girl. It reminds me of the 80's song, "You belong to the city" by Glenn Frey from the TV series, "Miami Vice." I always feel happier being in the city than...
    texaschic35 texaschic35 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    I really enjoy silence ...silence everywhere inside me without thinking and outside without hearing any talks or noise
    Kisho0 Kisho0 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    I had nothing to offer except my heartfelt words but it seems like others they have also abandoned me,I want to catch them but they seem to run far away . In my silence I weep at...
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 Jul 8

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    So yeah XD I mean think about it; nature is so beautiful yet so...disgusting? I go on long walks in the countryside and through forests and stuff, go walking near the sea, and I...
    SuperLemon SuperLemon 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    ...More like I'm "forced" to as my Dad is an avid Man City fan. I don't really mind though, I was in the City magazine when I was born for being the "Smallest City Fan" or...
    KMargatroid KMargatroid 16-17, F Jul 6

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    I hear a lot of people say this. In fact, I'd say at least ninety percent of folk I know 'love nature'. And what they really mean is that it's a nice thing to have, but keep it...
    randomlygenerated randomlygenerated 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    Ever since I was younger, being outdoors was a big part of my life. My family had me out tent camping every weekend starting a month after I was born up until about the age of 13...
    PrincessKayleigh PrincessKayleigh 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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