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

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 604 People

    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
    yayepisoverimsad yayepisoverimsad
    22-25, F
    Mar 30

    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

    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

    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

    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

    the alarming sounds from the crunching of

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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    18-21, M
    Jun 4, 2014

    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....
    dailyracingdadboy dailyracingdadboy
    26-30, M
    Sep 15, 2014

    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

    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

    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
    1 Response Oct 26, 2014

    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

    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

    In Hawaii right near the ocean

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

    I feel extremely suffocated

    and stuck in a big bustling city of millions. It's like you never get a break from the noise and mad traffic. It's only on Sundays that the traffic is less. I miss having a quiet peaceful natural environment. City isn't a good place for the depressed, when you see so many...
    lonelylifeindia lonelylifeindia
    26-30, M
    Apr 5

    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
    PaxTerra PaxTerra
    18-21, F
    May 8, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Related Experiences

    listening to the singing of the birds and the whispering of the trees, looking at the blue sky and watching at the playing of the insects. It makes me feeling the spirit and power...
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    Apr 21
    THERE IS A PLACE .... ....where the breeze caresses the dandelion flowers sending them afloat to hidden places and secret realms of nature. In that place,mand in this time of...
    LozzyFromRome LozzyFromRome
    46-50, M
    1 Response Apr 20
    Need a daddy I dont have one anymore :( 26 from the UK with pics no older than 43
    Sweetenoughalready Sweetenoughalready
    26-30, F
    Apr 19
    This will be a long post but I hope you bear with because this is something that’s been eating at me for a while. I fell in love with the most amazing girl I’ve ever met. The...
    Tobey94 Tobey94
    18-21, M
    Apr 19
    I love the nature very much, walking in the woods, hiking in the hills, watching sunsets and surises and to admire the power of God in every little leave, in every blade of grass...
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 19
    so i haven't gone on many dates, so i don't have a lot of experience. i realize that you actually have to put yourself out there and work to get what you want, but i also don't...
    nightchill nightchill
    22-25, M
    Apr 19
    Not sure if you can see the photo. I use to go to school update New York before I moved to New York City/ Manhattan. Small town, Cold Springs. My home room teacher, Mr. Week or...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee
    70+, F
    6 Responses Apr 18
    When you pop a tampon in your pocket for quickness on the way out to the pub, with the intention of putting it in your handbag later, then forget it's there until you pull out your...
    MMacD MMacD
    36-40, F
    Apr 18
    ....hello ........hello ...............hello Nobody's here :(
    notPC notPC
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Apr 18
    I saw the buds of little shrubs have opened and that the leaves have been unfurling. It is clear that all these natural organism want to protect their tender parts and then to eat...
    silmarilion456 silmarilion456
    41-45, M
    Apr 17
    I could be completely content living in a cottage in a meadow or on the outside of a forest. I wouldn't mind waking up to the bright morning sun shining through the window, and...
    Smileydork Smileydork
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 17
    Honestly I don't even know anymore because if you're 25 and tatted up treating me badly but making me feel good about myself that is not much different from an 18 year old with no...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 17
    1. What is your name? You may call me by "Sydney". 2. How old are you? 13-15. Just to keep myself a little bit mysterious, you know? 3. Are you sure? ... I was a second ago!! D: 4...
    CherryJelly CherryJelly
    13-15, F
    Apr 16
    Listen close... ...that is the sound of 1000 zippers being zipped... ...and 20 skirts being smoothed out.
    JessicaMarie35 JessicaMarie35
    36-40, T
    2 Responses Apr 16
    there's something amazing about just being able to be in someone's presence without having to force a conversation. when it happens it is natural, if it doesn't you're both content...
    kk1874 kk1874
    31-35, F
    Apr 16
    I am looking forward to the first heat. Again continue their outings. I seem to find myself kompanёna. at work. in the next section, I moved closer to a colleague. On a night out...
    tara0 tara0
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 16
    comfortable silence it is. okay
    yayepisoverimsad yayepisoverimsad
    22-25, F
    Apr 16
    I totally loved this moment. The heat cooled down for a bit, I was sitting on a good chair, eating some wheat bread with some milk and a book of Richard Yates' "Revolutionary...
    SparkofDecency SparkofDecency
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 16
    In few days this journey will come to end and i cant help myself than smile how my life is still standing still on the same point. Now also i have to be loud to speak my heart.No...
    trappedwings trappedwings
    26-30, F
    Apr 15
    I've always loved nature so knowing that If i'm with someone - whether it's my family or a friend, the silence is never deafening. It's always calming. It's like an agreement...
    nevergoingtousethis nevergoingtousethis
    16-17, F
    Apr 15
    Yesterday proved to be one of those connecting days with nature. In an effort to enjoy what little time is left here in the sunshine I headed to a beach which is thong friendly...
    nuwalker nuwalker
    66-70, M
    Apr 15
    Write On 2nd Feb2014 I went to another city. I took a room in a hotel. Then I walked out of the hotel with a document in my hand. I walked to the railway station and thence to...
    aproudwoman aproudwoman
    46-50, F
    Apr 15
    when I can get ?? just dream....
    Angel1ne Angel1ne
    13-15, F
    Apr 15
    when I can get ?? just dream....
    Angel1ne Angel1ne
    13-15, F
    Apr 15
    EVER REMEMBER THIS - - > JESUS LOVES YOU.
    Lincoln98 Lincoln98
    16-17, M
    1 Response Apr 14
    I did it last year, and will do it tomorrow.
    LanelJaento LanelJaento
    13-15, T
    Apr 14
    We climbed 200+ steps to reached the International Doll House in Bislig City, SDS. The house a/c is on 24/7 because of this dolls from Russia with 24K gold head.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 14
    I'm a simple man. I like discussing current events history mysteries and science. I also enjoy women of all ages ;) 18 to 60s mmmm indeed I would very much enjoy stimulating...
    jarocho jarocho
    22-25, M
    Apr 14
    I just looooove nature .its really my only place where I can feel home and whole .like I finally fit into a place cause I am always an outsider
    freeogin freeogin
    22-25, F
    Apr 14
    Swimming at Enchanted River
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 13
    The Tinuy-an falls at Bislig, Surigao del Sur, Phils.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 13
    I do love nature yet She can at times be cruel.My parents home was destroyed by a hail storm on 4/11/16.
    The1960texan The1960texan
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Apr 13
    The prevailing question of our species, of course, has always been "who" or even "what" are we? Are we spirits? Machines? Animals? Or are we just some cosmic mishap, swept up and...
    FocusReborn FocusReborn
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 13
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    Ttlicious1 Ttlicious1
    46-50, F
    Apr 12
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