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

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    In Hawaii right near the ocean

    and the waves sounds are beautiful
    loveylaura loveylaura 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 16, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, M Sep 15, 2014

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    The silence of nature is

    so pretty. I can't explain it but even when there are sounds it's still silence in nature. It's so calming and peaceful; flowing waters, crickets, owls...it's all better than dogs and sirens.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 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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    Related Experiences

    I don't understand the need to be with just one person . Not in the sense of I want to sleep around , but more in the sense of I am fully able to love more than one person at a...
    KittenHasClaws1980 KittenHasClaws1980 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    It's part of me, the grass, the trees, the plants. They are my friends. They speak to me. I run faster, jump further, climb higher when I'm in the forest. Nature is the very...
    mejustbeingme123 mejustbeingme123 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    For three years now I made a promise to boycott this huge shopping mall in my city as it planned on cutting down 182 trees for its mall expansion/parking lot facility. This not...
    Alyeskaa Alyeskaa 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 20

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    It's been a while since I could focus on sounds that nature offers. The weather outside is cool. Refreshing in my eyes. Others may say it's cold, but for me it's perfect. I open...
    Cricket75 Cricket75 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    I - part of the nature... And I, strangely enough, love myself... Yes each person - creation of the nature, and some people to me very much even are nice, some even very much and...
    Liklayder Liklayder 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 10

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    Its not that i don't like partying and friends and neither do i have any problem in socialising but its just that after a day out with friends i like sitting outside seeing the...
    silsax silsax 16-17, F Dec 31, 2014

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    Head back, facing the sky...feeling the warmth of the sun gracing my face...the beautiful sounds of nature...emptying my thoughts completely and embracing that which the day offers...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    I spent this very cold but sunny morning with my camera in the woods. I enjoy the silence that comes from the newly fallen snow in the fields, the sun glistening off the white...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    Especially on a plane, I tend to feel sick when I'm not looking out the window :( And I love to look down (when it's not cloudy and when I'm not in a seat where the wing is in the...
    BoundlessPancake BoundlessPancake 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    no.. not all quiet, but peaceful. with the sounds of the birds and trees, grasses, the sound of the wind blowing and the voices of animals... an all quiet place feels lonely..
    FallingWind FallingWind 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    I really appreciate the difference between winter nights and nights in the other seasons. Is a different kind of dark, and the quiet always makes me hold my breath. No chittering...
    JamieWalks JamieWalks 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 8

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    It's kind of difficult to find this because I live in a city filled with closed-minded and judge mental people.
    samsahsincl samsahsincl 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    The vast majority of your potential customers have migrated on the net. Your advertising and marketing finances need to follow that migration.At Sharp Website Resources, we go the...
    Matthew6307xyx5 Matthew6307xyx5 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    Silence is a hungry, empty place. It draws it's power from non-existence. It is made of the grief over the loss of a loved one and the stillness between the beats of a heart...
    Saylowman Saylowman 46-50, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    Ever thought of what other people's silences mean? Ever thought that their silence might affect your being - Sooner or later? When you're walking down the street and you walk past...
    mandala033 mandala033 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    Yeah, the nature fanatics. They seem too common for some people, and the "outsiders" sometimes only understand and see the two basic sides: People and their love of nature. But I...
    HannahMarieX HannahMarieX 18-21 1 Response Jan 14

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    My most intimate (private and personal) moments where in nature. There is just a sense of peace and release in nature that I can't feel amongst people. Nature doesn't judge and is...
    ShakenButNotBroken ShakenButNotBroken 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    I love nature! I am the only one out of my friends that takes nature seriously. The beach, on top of the mountain and a garden is where I love to relax & enjoy natures at its best...
    moonela moonela 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    I take things seriously. I mean *really* seriously. When most people decide to go green, they start recycling their cardboard and use paper bags. Not me. When I felt I needed to...
    Unbeholden Unbeholden 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I wish everyone would just shut up and enjoy the silence. everyday all I hear is blah blah blah.
    EnjoyTheSilenceX EnjoyTheSilenceX 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    The Traverse City spot is the largest producer of tart cherries in The us.[seven] Near enough time of cherry harvest, the city hosts the once-a-year week-extensive Nationwide...
    William4174qpo2 William4174qpo2 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    Traverse City Search engine optimisation corporation, Website Visitors Partners will take an enormous curiosity in the achievement of your site and enterprise. Unfortunately, when...
    Michael1852iii0 Michael1852iii0 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    I love how the city looks at night. I find it so romantic and exciting. I'd love to be taken to the city at night by a wonderful man...:(
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Jan 16

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    Ranvir185p3hg9 Ranvir185p3hg9 31-35, M Jan 16

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    It's not like I don't have friends I do have many but then I prefer being alone more than having human interactions most of the time. I don't know but I'm kinda lazy to set up...
    miumiux miumiux 18-21, F 5 days ago

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