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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, M Sep 15, 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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    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 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 21, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    After a long day at work, coming back to your room, only to find your roomate and her friends talking...and you have to talk and chitchat, when you really want to shut the door and...
    starlit11 starlit11 22-25, F Feb 20

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    I love nature, I just like sitting out in the middle of nowhere and just listening to the sounds around me, I also love litening to the rain, just sitting there on my couch and...
    Apollymi357 Apollymi357 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    every morning when i go out for exercise, the way sun starts to show up but u can still see that one brighter star in the sky, and all that silence with the soft wind and looking...
    anonymous112022 anonymous112022 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 20

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    So after having a really really good sleep.....full moon shining down on my skin. I woke up feeling fresh and recharged. Tomorow I go on a journey....not for long and not forever...
    huckleberrybunches huckleberrybunches 36-40, M 3 Responses Feb 3

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    Today as I walked along the lake through the woods , I felt so at peace to the sounds of birds singing , and rustle of leaf litter beneath the squirrels. My dog at my side , it...
    bigsteve1966 bigsteve1966 46-50, M 5 Responses Feb 4

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    I did when I was a child...then did the city corporate thing for a long time, and became caught up...now I am back in this line of thinking.
    earlycrisis earlycrisis 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 9

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    Finding and then fullfilling ones purpose in life. well here i am back on ep or is it Me Too now..its been a while and things have changed..for any that have read my previous...
    neverdiewondering neverdiewondering 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    It's just one of those things you need to experience to actually understand. You get frustrated with everything that's going on, so you go on a walk, and you find a park or a...
    xam3580 xam3580 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Silence speaks louder than thousands words. When you sit with your loved one and he is not saying anything. Just look at you and trace every inch of yourself with his eyes. When...
    rockettothemoon08 rockettothemoon08 18-21, F Feb 9

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    i love every thing about the big city,the people the noise ,cafe's cute little shop's ...just wow !..a lot of it could be because i'm from the southern part of america and when i...
    amie26 amie26 31-35, F Feb 13

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    Nature is my life and now that I know what is going to happen were I am living is sad. People are building more and more homes and taking the nature away there are building stuff...
    wintter54 wintter54 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    My true nourishment lies not in material possessions. My whole being feeds off of Mother Nature. The more I receive, experience, share with Nature, the more alive and balanced I...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 11 Responses Feb 10

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    I am about to embark on the longest walk I have ever taken, to reach the shore in freezing cold windy weather so I can sit on the pier and watch the seagulls fly over the water...
    chimbie88 chimbie88 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 13

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    Every now and then I enjoy silence. I turn off my tv, and just lay there. Thinking, gathering my thoughts and the current events for that day..or yesterday.
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    I am City Girl I live in the coolest city in world!
    GrecoItalianBella83 GrecoItalianBella83 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    pure silence.................
    debonaireash debonaireash 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    He who does not want to communicate will never enjoy their silence for very long...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    "Silence also conversation" Ramana Maharshi I had a friend once.. we could sit in the park on a bench and eat apples.. and just be.. One.. I miss it..
    Kardia Kardia 36-40 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Nature is my sacred temple, it replenishes my mind and soul. I love nature!
    LunaStar89 LunaStar89 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I come from a small city in upper ohio, and struggle to find another guy who is not flamboyant about their sexuality. I am closeted to all but 2 people in my circle and like it...
    Ohioian91 Ohioian91 22-25, M Feb 3

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    Ranvir185p3hg9 Ranvir185p3hg9 31-35, M Feb 4

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