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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 9 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 18-21, F Dec 30, 2012

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    Sometime Silence falls and you feel your soul completely soaked and motionless.Things turn amazing blank and you know there is flood on the way and it is going to run over you but...
    vulnerablespirit vulnerablespirit 31-35, M 1 hr ago

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    http://www.exicc.org Actually two cults - first the Phoenix International Christian Church in Arizona and then the City of Angels International Christian Church in Los Angeles...
    charliewk charliewk 36-40 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    The city at night time is an enchanting place. Especially in the summer time. The streets and the air feel so electrified. People are out looking to have a good time and make...
    VerucaRose VerucaRose 22-25, F 7 hrs ago

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    Nature is one of the only things i really love on earth. I am on a path to light and wholeness and nature just brings me closer to learning more about myself. I love to just sit...
    lunarfaerie lunarfaerie 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Pay tribute to these people,as you wander down the trail Their cherishing of wilderness is why the trees above prevail. By giving sanctuary to nature,the artist's brush is freed To...
    webalias3 webalias3 41-45, M 8 hrs ago

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    The only places in nature that I've experienced silence like no other is while going deep sea fishing and when i went bungee jumping. Deep sea fishing you are in the middle of the...
    newlifejuliana newlifejuliana 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I really do, especially in the woods or the mountains...the silence there is special...
    SweetNancy SweetNancy 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Absolutely love being surrounded by the sound of nature, taking in the sounds of wildlife and the tree leafs falling to the ground. You can switch off your mind from your normal...
    DrPassion DrPassion 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 10

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    Nature is amazing and I really wished I could be around it more. It of course feels natural, and gives me a sense of belonging with this world and being alive. Being away from it...
    Katami Katami 16-17, F Mar 23

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    I live to hear chirping birds, crickets, thunderstorm rain, the violin even though that's not nature. Sometimes I even like to heat lawn mowers running. It's very calming.
    Evesdaughter Evesdaughter 31-35, F Mar 28

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    Yes love nature! Specially in the mountain so rounded with trees, the sounds of wind and birds! Very relaxing and refreshing.
    Bluejec19 Bluejec19 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 9

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    Spring is finally here and I am loving it! This morning I woke up early I grabbed a book, a pen, my journal, and a mug of coffee. i went to a nearby park and found a secluded bench...
    sweetpea6200 sweetpea6200 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I've lived in the city my whole life but I've always loved nature. Sometimes I wish I could just pack a bag, and go into the woods and walk until I'm tired. Or just lay down on...
    teejayy23 teejayy23 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I live in the country I stay in Tennessee so that's all I really know. I've been to the city a few times and the starts don't shine nearly as bright as they do in the country. They...
    TeenMomHannah TeenMomHannah 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    Quesnel.. this is where I was born in 1988. I lived in a small community called Kersley until I was 6 years old and then we moved to Taylor BC. Sometimes I wish I could go back and...
    PitchDaffy PitchDaffy 22-25, F Apr 10

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    I love to hike. Sometimes it feels like all the problems that normally crush me are left back in the city and none of it can touch me. I know everything is waiting for me when I...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 70+ 6 days ago

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    I love music. I've never known anything to have such transcendent powers as that which music surely possesses. While journaling this afternoon, I listened to a new playlist of...
    thisangelslife thisangelslife 31-35, M Mar 20

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    Silence is a private moment. A moment that most find difficult. To me, silence is a holiday from noise. A short stay in my own mind, the world around me dissolving for a...
    Valtielislord Valtielislord 18-21, M Apr 3

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    Population growth in the city was fairly slow until the first couple of decades of the twentieth century. For instance, it wasn't until 1922 that the city reached the hundred...
    bnsshop13 bnsshop13 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    Yes I am... I was born in the city and happen to live in the city now but I was raised in the Country and loved it... I remember playing with my siblings hide and seek in the corn...
    xXxsilvermistxXx xXxsilvermistxXx 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    My paradox I believe There are no such things As norms,rules or sins In life, we can experience an endless dream without having to face the so called reality to live up to. Life...
    RoobieCatenis RoobieCatenis 18-21, F Apr 11

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    I Love Nature...🍀🌾🌴🍁🍃🍄🌵🌹🌺The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the...
    mySweetestMistake mySweetestMistake 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I love nature everywhere. From the Arctic to the Jungle to the Desert. I would love to take a walk through these landscapes. Especially a grassland, I would like to stay the night...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 27

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    There is something about being surrounded by nature and feeling the wind in your hair, the peace that fills you, and the smells that overwhelm your senses. I love to feel free and...
    CharleighBrazil CharleighBrazil 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    I am currently a student and prefer being alone and being productive rather than going out and getting blitzed or studying in a public area with many distractions. Beyond this, I...
    ak5323 ak5323 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I've been bummed out because now more than ever I wish I could ride my bike everywhere I go so I can exercise and just be around nature more. Sadly where I live that's not a very...
    Realitea Realitea 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    With the development of machinery industry, mining machinery maker, in crushing and screening field one tree banner, crusher, mobile crusher station, launched the construction...
    mhah mhah 22-25, M Mar 25

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    It's a beautiful thing when you take one glimpse outside your window and see a view that would take your stress away. Listening to the chirps of the sparrows as the sunsets while...
    hulkgirl hulkgirl 18-21 4 Responses Mar 27

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    Nature is everywhere and it is very soothing to listen and feel everything that's around you even if your allergic to most of the nature lol
    Joelb8545 Joelb8545 16-17, M Mar 30

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    I really just want to go hiking and explore nature and just sleep under the stars. Nature to me is just so relaxing and real. Not mention that it can very beautiful as well.
    musicgurl11 musicgurl11 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    A female submissive friend of mine (Clare) would enjoy walking naked with. We would go to secluded location (often wooded) and she would undress and leave her clothing locked in my...
    MasterEnglish MasterEnglish 41-45, M 4 Responses Apr 4

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    I am surrounded by nature, I love it. Nature brings the happiest in me. I love going on long hikes to just listen and look at the beauty around me.
    artist10 artist10 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 5

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    Silence is a girls loudest cry, you can tell she's really hurt if she ignores you.
    Thatbrokengirl1 Thatbrokengirl1 16-17, F Apr 7

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    Nature is amazing, it is calm, peaceful, and soothing. Nature is truly perfect, and I feel like not nearly enough people understand that.
    NatureLover12 NatureLover12 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Silence is the best therapy when you have chaotic day at work! Have a glass of wine and a soft melody music in the back ground.
    Bluejec19 Bluejec19 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I work for the park service, so I spend most of my time outdoors. It's the perfect job for those who want to be out in nature. I get paid to wander through God's creation, watching...
    pureandnatural pureandnatural 22-25, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    Nature feels indifferent toward us.But we still need nature. The wind is blowing like there will be storm after this. I'm sitting in the garden front of my house. The cloud...
    spongechannie spongechannie 22-25, F 5 days ago

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