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Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:15 am
mattimias says...



Or rather, more of a partial silence, a partial isolation and to be solitary. What are your thoughts on this?
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Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:27 pm
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Karzkin says...



Nothing to hear here folks.
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Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:16 pm
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inkwell says...



I can't go without at least an hour a day of silent solitude. But I'd wager that it's different for everyone.
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Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:24 am
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Inkwell's nailed it, I guess it's up to the individual. Personally, I quite enjoy both silence and isolation.
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Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:50 pm
Lapis says...



I can live without it, but that would be horrible... I, by nature, am an introvert, and most introverts need silence. PEACE! :mrgreen:
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Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:00 pm
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Personally, I can spend hours in silence, away from other people... bliss :) How else can one concentrate on oneself without seeming selfish, and reflect without untimely disruption, as so oft happens otherwise? :D
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Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:08 pm
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I need silence for at least 30 minutes a day. You may not understand, but by silence I mean nonhuman interaction. I may have music playing but turned down low, or something like that. And I agree, it's different for everyone.
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Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:29 am
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Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:46 am
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I need silence for sleep.

But besides that I can deal with noise...until I read. Especially if it's a good book. I need COMPLETE silence. Like maybe some classical music if I'm feeling it, but otherwise none. Otherwise I can't focus (darn you brain for not having multi-tasking skills!).
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Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:27 am
Attolia says...



This used to be me a lot, and I still need silence/solitude occasionally. There's something in its nature that can allow for crazy in-depth thought. But lately I don't like to be alone with my thoughts; I'm already enough of an introvert without adding silence to it. I need music or, mostly, company. I have to go to my friends' rooms and seek out their company (even while doing homework or such, like now) or I get lonely and mental as **** left alone with only my thoughts. But as everyone else is saying, to each his own.
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:27 am
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Kit wrote:http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/4%E2%80%B233%E2%80%B3


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Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:42 am
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Taxi says...



During the day, I have no real preferences. However, I can't fall asleep at night in pure silence. I keep my fan on regardless of the temperature for the ambient noise it produces.
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:11 am
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Lyricalias wrote:During the day, I have no real preferences. However, I can't fall asleep at night in pure silence. I keep my fan on regardless of the temperature for the ambient noise it produces.


I'm like that as well. I prefer the noisy ones. Even if it is already frigid, I aim the fan at me because I sleep better all snuggled up, I guess. So staying cold makes me snuggle. That's why the summer results in some sleepless nights for me. :)
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Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:43 am
ZaddieCaso says...



I forget how much I enjoy silence until I'm walking my dog in the evening.

It's always so quiet, and that's the only time I realise just how much noise we become accustomed to during the day. It's totally unconscious until I'm alone in a field somewhere, and then I just always realise again just how peaceful silence really is.

I agree with the above, sometimes solitude or silence, is really enjoyable.
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hopeispeace says...



Well, I enjoy not being captive in conversation every once in a while, with the lack of another presence to make silence awkward. So, yeah, I guess I like to have time alone. But not in silence, I'll always have music on, the genre depending on what I'm doing. If I want to concentrate on writing or something like writing, I'll put lyric-less music on, but normally I'll have on Nirvana or Pink Floyd, or something like that. But that's just me.
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