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

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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 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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    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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    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, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    PaxTerra PaxTerra 18-21, F May 8

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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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    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 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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    Nature is relaxing and soothing. I love being outside and looking at trees or flowers or grass or just NATURE!
    Kayla429 Kayla429 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    Nature (plants, trees and flowers) is truly beautiful. It must be appreciated for it's wonderful and good in a variety of ways. Thank goodness for nature :)
    Euphorialbeauty23 Euphorialbeauty23 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    A simple look to the right while I was walking and this image was waiting for me. Pure silence. Pure beauty.
    SunshineMel SunshineMel 26-30, F 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm about to have a rant, so consider yourselves warned. I find it sickening that there are people in this world that pay 55,000 in order to lure, hunt, stalk, and kill lions in...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Silence is a hungry, empty place. It draws it's power from non-existence. It is made of the grief over the loss of a loved one and the stillness between the beats of a heart...
    WripTyde WripTyde 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    talking talking i do it all day at work the silence is rewarding
    lifeNaction lifeNaction 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    Photography is still one of the best ways to capture the moment of some of our most cherished memories and scenes. It can create truly magical moments and one of my favorite genres...
    eddymorgan eddymorgan 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    Adam young and his music have basically saved me and helped me going since seventh grade, three years ago. I listen to different kinds of music now, but I still listen to owl city...
    helloo12121 helloo12121 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I find myself needing silence more and more... But sometimes, listening to Frank Sinatra's My Way and Young At Heart can be just as soothing
    StubbornTiger StubbornTiger 41-45, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    The dynamic and creative will I perceive at the heart of Nature is the closest thing I have to a belief in a god, and I am inspired by it in ways that are difficult to express in...
    TheBookAddict TheBookAddict 36-40, M a week ago

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    This happened just over a week ago because some stuff had annoyed me. I'm not going to go into the details now because it doesn't matter, but I remember it all being so...
    ViperaStellaris ViperaStellaris 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Today I went for a walk with my wonderful family... The nature, the smell, beauty and all has really given me the perspective and balance that has given me happiness and...
    Euphorialbeauty23 Euphorialbeauty23 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    San Francisco/Bay Area Metro area population: 8.6 million San Francisco city population: 852,469 The Bay Area means a lot of things to Los Angeles area people... rival, ally, a...
    lovingone lovingone 41-45, F a week ago

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    Its absolutely joyful when you are out in the nature. Away from phone, TV and videos.And then it reminds you that we all are also part of the same nature
    SunshineDom SunshineDom 41-45, M Jul 23

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    Mother Nature is a bit scary tonight. My island is experiencing some volcanic activities. Over 150 small earthquakes in the space of 16 hours! People are on alert and even though...
    FelicitySmoak FelicitySmoak 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    Are you better one on one or in a group? I know some who prefer the comfort of a group situation, to not feel the pressure of keeping the conversation going. To hear the various...
    1gr8guy 1gr8guy 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 23

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    today I went to a park with my friend and everytime I go to a park I always like to explore so I walked trails and got a nice view of the city but the best part about being in...
    aaronpayne aaronpayne 22-25, M Jul 21

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    Joined a prospecting club. To find health. The club sais pals may come. But me just found pushy egos. Who were worse than meds. And made me lethal. So. No difference...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    Today i go to nature. The scene was so beautiful. I was feeling like i dont need anything expect this nature. Nature is so peaceful. Nature is so generous. Give us everything like...
    Natureismagic Natureismagic 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Things I adore doing outside: - Camp out in a tent. - Stargaze by a bonfire. - Hike along the trails. - Lay in the grass with my eyes closed. - Feel the wind blow my hair...
    anhonestgirl anhonestgirl 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 20

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    I've been dreaming about NYC for the better part of a decade, and to actually go this summer was a dream come true. I'm not going to lie, I was afraid going there would change my...
    nycgirl19 nycgirl19 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 19