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Mon Apr 10, 2017, 04:09 PM

Sometimes I need complete silence...

no noise at all. This is very hard to accomplish where I live.

You?

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Reply Sometimes I need complete silence... (Original post)
Phentex Apr 2017 OP
samnsara Apr 2017 #1
Phentex Apr 2017 #2
lunatica Apr 2017 #3
Phentex Apr 2017 #5
lunatica Apr 2017 #8
Alice11111 Apr 2017 #10
Phentex Apr 2017 #13
Alice11111 Apr 2017 #14
oldcynic Apr 2017 #4
Phentex Apr 2017 #7
Alice11111 Apr 2017 #11
MedusaX Apr 2017 #6
oldcynic Apr 2017 #9
Alice11111 Apr 2017 #12
meow2u3 Apr 2017 #15
LindsayE Jun 2017 #16
Phentex Jun 2017 #17
Name removed Jun 2017 #18
Phentex Jun 2017 #19
elmerh Jan 2018 #20
LWolf Mar 2018 #21
Name removed Aug 2018 #22
Name removed Apr 2019 #23

Response to Phentex (Original post)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 04:11 PM

1. sometimes i do and so do my dogs...i can really see them relaxing...

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Response to samnsara (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 04:16 PM

2. mine are sleeping under the table as I type this

so maybe they do too!

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Response to Phentex (Original post)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 04:22 PM

3. I need silence too

and lots and lots of down time. I need solitude and time to process everything in my life. I'm pretty sure I could easily become a hermit.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 04:24 PM

5. I need people time too though...

but when given a choice, I prefer the silence. It's only then I feel I can "hear myself think" if you know what I mean.

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Response to Phentex (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 04:28 PM

8. It's not that I don't like people

It's that I really need silent down time. I find it hard to get away from the silence but I like some people. What I fear is that one day I'll just stay away from people altogether and just stay with the silence.

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Response to Phentex (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 04:47 PM

10. Exactly. My bf left today to work for 10 days in LA. I was

counting the hours. 8 love him, but I can't get centered until I am alone in silence. My best, even only, good ideas come then.
One reason I am with him is that he doesn't talk all of the time, 5 years now. He's very smart, a dr of physics and a good musician, but he is quiet. Sometimes, too much, but at least I can think. My previous bf was gregaripus, fun, but talked nonstop about himself. I often found it borish and exhausting. Everything in any conversation was so focused on him that I would lose my sense of direction.

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Response to Alice11111 (Reply #10)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 05:25 PM

13. Interesting. My husband is the quiet type...

most people think he is standoffish but I know how very shy he is. My kids are like him.

I am not the quiet type and I enjoy talking with my husband. Maybe I was drawn to the quiet type, lol.

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Response to Phentex (Reply #13)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 05:30 PM

14. I do enjoy a good conversation...miss it! However, I have

to have my quiet time to recharge and think.

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Response to Phentex (Original post)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 04:23 PM

4. noise drives me bonkers

leaf blowers, chain saws, fart bikes, diesel engines. There is nowhere left on planet earth that is free of man-made noise. Believe me, people are trying to find it. Also, there is a disease/syndrome/somedamnthing that causes sufferers to become enraged with persistent human noise. My sympathies.
I've often thought of moving here even thought it's only electronic noise.
http://mentalfloss.com/article/52137/west-virginia-town-where-wireless-signals-are-illegal

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Response to oldcynic (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 04:26 PM

7. I especially want to clobber anyone using a leaf blower...

I'd settle for just smacking the inventor of such peace destroying abomination.

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Response to Phentex (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 04:51 PM

11. Jet skis, dirt bikes, and snowmobiles should be banned

From any public areas, including parks. I have yet to find anyone who likes the noise. Most people just pack up and leave ,so a few entitled kids, usually, can ruin the recreational time for the masses.

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Response to Phentex (Original post)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 04:25 PM

6. when I have a really bad headache

And even then It is really just complete darkness that I must have... and a lower level of noise is preferable...,

But complete silence is not something I enjoy at all...


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Response to MedusaX (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 04:44 PM

9. we cacophonyphobics need a new word for silence

The earth is not silent...crickets, dew forming, bob-whites, trees talking, stars rustling. That is peaceful, restorative sound. The only place I've found it in the past few decades was in the middle of the Kgalagadi desert between the noise of planes overhead. Any suggestions for describing the sound of nature?
earthsound?
earthsong?

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Response to oldcynic (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 04:52 PM

12. The "sounds of nature," sounds good to me.

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Response to Phentex (Original post)

Sat Apr 15, 2017, 11:14 AM

15. I need "white noise" to focus

I keep the TV running in the background while I do housework.

As for me, silence drives me nuts. Complete silence causes my innermost, unfiltered thought to rush to the surface unimpeded.

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Response to Phentex (Original post)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 10:13 AM

16. Silence is Golden

Yes, I agree completely. Sometimes I just need everything around me to be completely silent so that I can be productive. Otherwise my mind travels in 10 different directions within 5 minutes.

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Response to LindsayE (Reply #16)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 02:50 PM

17. Welcome!

Now that song will be stuck in my head.

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Fri Jun 23, 2017, 08:41 AM

19. Good question

you will probably get more answers if you start a new thread. I know you need a certain number of posts before you can do that so feel free to tag on to any threads in here to get to ten.

Welcome!

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Response to Phentex (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 07:24 AM

20. the same problem

My apartment is a quiet place to live, but now I've been visiting my parents for some weeks and have the same problem - it's quite noisy here.

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Response to Phentex (Original post)

Sun Mar 25, 2018, 07:10 PM

21. I live in silence.

I'm not ADD/ADHD. My mother, my grandson, and many years of students, though...

I need complete silence because I'm an introvert, and I recharge by shutting out the world. So I live on some isolated acres at the end of a private dirt road accessed by a county dirt road, next to miles and miles of public land. Silence. It's golden.

In my experience, many ADD/ADHD people are uncomfortable with silence. I look forward to reading other responses.

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