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

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    PaxTerra PaxTerra 18-21, F May 8

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    As I took my daily walk, I began to think how much I have learned over the past few years. I have learned about the insincerity of others, and conversely those who are upfront and...
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    So I actually tried to open up to people because you guys know how "experts" say that suffering in silence is unhealthy. *eyeroll* it was the worst decision of my life. I have just...
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    Maybe it is the colors that mesmerize me, the sounds that sing to me, or the smells that lift me, whatever it is, nature always brings me peace. I find that being away from...
    awakenstarchild awakenstarchild 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    After a long, painful Monday at work I came home and tossed some charcoal on the grill. Gas is a lot faster when feeding my starving belly, but charcoal is better for my sanity...
    lostsoul8844 lostsoul8844 36-40, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I love this nature. It is my mother. I love you nature mother.
    111rosy560 111rosy560 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Who knew!?Kingfishers are not blue, the pigment of their plumage is brown, it's only the iridescence that makes them appear blue. Also, apparently (I learnt from Stephen Fry...
    Tinboxdoll Tinboxdoll 36-40, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have grown up in a small town in western Colorado with not much to do and it has been extremely boring for me. Sure I have friends at school but there just doesn't seem to be...
    katiemitchell katiemitchell 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I prefer to have a small circle because I prefer quality more than quantity.
    Loretta78 Loretta78 36-40, F a week ago

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    Everyone else is asleep and I am soaking up the silence! I should be sleeping to but these moments are so rare in a house full of kids...
    Rscfm04 Rscfm04 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I prefer to do it alone. No talk, no phone, nothing but the leaves rustling in the trees, the ground crunching under my feet, birds flittering about, butterflies, wild flowers...
    DisappearIntoSilence DisappearIntoSilence 31-35, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    Every time I went to camp I was happy to be exposed to nature.
    LFMB LFMB 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Choices vary from person to person, as wise men say...Just like other men on this planet, I too have a specific taste for women. I always prefer chubby women because the body of a...
    MilesXXXnaughty MilesXXXnaughty 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 28

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    I think we have a winner for my preference!!!!
    iTetraZazicII iTetraZazicII 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    In a vacant field With a dead battery Totally mad at healthcare And corporate crimes. Then me sees hummingbirds And a lizard. Not upset at all. And am amazed That...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 27

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    New York City is the best city on the planet.
    tylerlovesdisposablediapers tylerlovesdisposablediapers 16-17, M Aug 26

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    i haven't dated a white man before but i love their gentel nature. Hope someday i would get to have an experience and if lucky settle with one white man
    whytehelen whytehelen 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 25

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    ". Content to drink in such loveliness at all your senses , the heart desires no company but nature " -Melville
    Chernobylplayground Chernobylplayground 36-40, F Aug 24

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    When I was much younger I enjoyed going for a walk, down a trail, exploring to see where it went, listening to the birds or crossing a creek, by stepping on stones, hoping I would...
    Pknudist71 Pknudist71 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    You're laying outside in shorts and an old t-shirt. The hot sun warming every inch of your skin. The green grass gently ruffling in the wind around you. You lay on your back...
    SarahBerry1 SarahBerry1 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 23

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    I prefer dating older men because they are more mature and not childish like guys my age. older guys are so much easier to talk to and they almost understand everything that I go...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Aug 23

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