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

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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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    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

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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 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 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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 need to live as far away from civilization

    as possible, but I want to bring a pack with me. Wolves that is..
    vadorantiwolf vadorantiwolf 16-17, M Sep 16

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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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    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 Oct 26

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    This is City I live in at night even more spectacular!
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    People think city life is lively and fun. I think city life is dull and boring. I see and do the same things everyday it's not as exciting as you'd expect it to be. Not as exciting...
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    When I'm in nature, nothing else matters.
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 11

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    The snow is always beautiful and as much as I hate the cold, winter is a wonderful time of the year. It's funny how nature dies and wilts and animals go to hibernate and you think...
    BGwannabe BGwannabe 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 17

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    Just came in from walking my porch, listening to the creek, and the silence of the woods.....while I had a smoke after all my cookies. It was a short "awe"...it's getting cold...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 5 Responses Oct 29

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    Birds one of my Favorite Creation ... i Love their colors and sounds .... i have birds page on facebook i invite you All to enjoy it :) https://www.facebook.com/Birds.Lovers.1
    palknight palknight 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 3

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    Now i've moved to the city, i can't sit and watch the ocean for hours, it saddens me
    papercastles papercastles 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    The sounds, the smells and the views. What's not to love? I sometimes spend a lot of time in the wooded areas around my local area, it's so peaceful no-one to bother your almost...
    MikeBrin MikeBrin 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I don't read gossip magazines. If I read any magazines it's always about science. Though science has a big variation of subjects, I like science about nature and animals. Because I...
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    Silence makes cowards out of all of us. Crave that buzz like heroine, racing through our veins Racing horses, slick coats and ragged breaths We don't want to hear our own ragged...
    yourtheocean yourtheocean 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 4

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    I need silence to think clearly. Obviously not literal silence, just no distracting noises. It's irritating having to wait until it's quiet before I can sort through my thoughts...
    Friability Friability 18-21 Nov 12

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    joethangbali joethangbali 18-21, M Nov 1

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    I love taking pictures of nature. nature is so intricate and ever changing. it's such a beautiful thing to experience nature every day of our lives. I took this in my backyard a...
    burningcolors burningcolors 16-17, F Nov 18

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    A woman silence: Just because her eyes don't tear, doesn't mean her heart doesn't cry... Just because she comes off strong, doesn't mean there's nothing wrong... Sometimes we...
    LoveHadassah LoveHadassah 18-21, F Nov 2

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    I like New York City. I like to live NYC. But i am new in this city. Who wanna tell me something that i should know about NYC
    madritista madritista 22-25, M Nov 7

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    I honestly wish I could change the way a person is. Just snap my fingers. I just don't understand how people can change into such a monster. Even when you give them everything...
    Wifeneedingimprovements Wifeneedingimprovements 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 12

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    Seattle (continued) It used to be that in the western United States there were two superpower cities... Los Angeles and San Francisco. And then the 1990's came around and Seattle...
    lovingone lovingone 36-40, F Nov 13

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    I don't want to suffer in silence anymore. What I'm going through is ripping me to pieces inside. I might go crazy if I keep this up...
    justanothersteph justanothersteph 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 14

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