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

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, M Sep 16, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Our love for nature brought us together. His love for nature rivals my own. It was raining earlier so we opened the windows & listened to the rain while the tree frogs & crickets...
    Lisamusic Lisamusic 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 16

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    Walk away from the hustle, pressuresof everyday..The confinement and noise of peopleThe box of your mindYour emotions..Walk away from the constant interactionOf words, voices.Do...
    Mirages Mirages 41-45, F 14 Responses Apr 9

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    Well, I don't like it yet but I'm working on it. My mind is often racing from what I'm doing now to what needs to be done next to what is for dinner to what I need to remember...
    BBWand40 BBWand40 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    I prefer to see trees and hear the birds chirping from my window than to see tall buildings and hear honking noise of the cars in traffic. Being in nature is so calming and...
    pineapplejam pineapplejam 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 10

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    I kind of hate the environment that I live in.. Not my home, but what's around it. Nothing but stores, buildings, schools, roads, cars.. I wish I was somewhere closer to nature...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    Feeling so refreshed after spending some time in nature, had to get out of the house because the energy here just drives me crazy sometimes, i couldn't stand my sisters music, not...
    lostinthisworld45 lostinthisworld45 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 18

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    The countryside is magical in so many ways. From listening to the birds to seeing a vole by the river. I do like the city but nothing beats been at one with nature. I absolutely...
    smiler2015 smiler2015 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 19

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    last week i was so frustrated and i decided to accompany a friend for a walk thru a trail then a dip in the sea. that was exactly what i needed. i slept so good the night that i...
    evasweet evasweet 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 21

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    I enjoy the systematic grunts and whispers of any car, Driving down vacant roads surrounded in populated houses of cooled people. The river rush of air slipping across the metal...
    queenjellyfish queenjellyfish 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It's such a beautiful night. The sounds of crickets, frogs and wind in the trees, the warm air laced with the scent of dew, and the just-slightly-moonlit clouds overhead...
    Unbeholden Unbeholden 18-21, M Apr 13

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    What I want the most is to live away from people, maybe a small village that's fairly spread out with only few people that is sustaining itself. Every person in the village has it...
    Ichki Ichki 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 20

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    Full moon. No city buildings. Enough said.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    "Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." Albert Einstein "I believe in God, only I spell it Nature." Frank Lloyd Wright "In every walk with nature...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 14 Responses Apr 22

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    Hmmm, I hate when someone can't just sit in silence peacefully, or the silence is so awkward someone has to say something...
    Orchidspetals Orchidspetals 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 24

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    I have created this experience group writing about objects, phenomena, etc that are Freaks of Nature in the 'GOOD, WONDERFUL, MAGNIFICENT' sense of the word. Artificial objects...
    nswwoy nswwoy 51-55, M Apr 19

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    Do you want it fast, or do you want it good? Every city has it's own food culture, which is one of it's most interesting assets. Los Angeles maybe be the #2 city in America...
    lovingone lovingone 36-40, F Apr 19

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    In the animal kingdom the male of the species is usually more visually ostentatious than the female. Male birds have brighter plumage than the female, some male mammals are...
    Nikkide Nikkide 61-65, M 1 Response Apr 25

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    I do love the outdoors and nature .I often go for n-ked walks in summer in the country side .It feels great to have the sun and wind on your skin and makes you feel so much closer...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 7

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    The universe........... nature ......... what would we be ? Where would we be ? ......without nature. You don't just see things with your eyes, but also with your heart.
    GaiaMD GaiaMD 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    When I'm in the dark it's you and I, we work as one. Our stories dreamed up of us our characters. No words just thoughts dreams of my imagination. My mind and I rather enjoy...
    Orchidspetals Orchidspetals 36-40, F Apr 8

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    Owl City just hosted a Twitter chat session, and he ignored all my questions :( Although I don't know what else I would have expected. Chat me, Owl City fans! ^_^
    silverwing224 silverwing224 16-17, F Apr 9