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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 22-25, 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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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 28, 2007

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    Just before sunrise,

    before the city noise drowns them out, the birds start their morning chorus. I love that time of day.
    mkoz70 mkoz70 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 26, 2014

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    see that's where me and my brother are

    different. he likes the city "city boy" now me I like the little towns back roads, little roads family spending all day with friends so yeah.... he likes the daily sound of WE WO WE WO WE WO, YOU WILL NEVER GET ME!!!!!!! yeah....
    dailyguyboyjr dailyguyboyjr 26-30, M Sep 15, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I need to live as far away from civilization

    as possible, but I want to bring a pack with me. Wolves that is..
    vadorantiwolf vadorantiwolf 18-21, M Sep 16, 2014

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    the alarming sounds from the crunching of

    leaves under the paws of wildlife lurking ....how beautiful  is that?
    Rain0069 Rain0069 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 6, 2015

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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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    Nature has many secrets to share

    if you are willing to take the time and listen. I am especially fond of eaves dropping on conversations between the wind and the trees. Magical!
    achingneed achingneed 70+, F 1 Response Nov 13, 2015

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    I hate living in the city.

    Well I don't hate it but it's a change from living in "the country. " I lived in a city when I was with my mom but she really didn't want us to be outside much. Then I moved with my dad when he got custody of me avid he lived in a rural part. We had a lot of land. Woods where I...
    BrokeAssBxtch BrokeAssBxtch 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 7, 2015

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    PaxTerra PaxTerra 18-21, F May 8, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    In Hawaii right near the ocean

    and the waves sounds are beautiful
    loveylaura loveylaura 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 16, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 8, 2012

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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 22-25, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 7 Responses Jun 20, 2009

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    I love living in City it's most beautiful and romantic at night!
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