posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 01:41 AM
A couple of years ago I got to the point where I just turned off the car audio and never turned it on again other than to occasionally verify that the
radio is indeed still all around me even if I'm not hearing it. That wasn't what was interesting... what was interesting was observing the different
reactions to people who rode in my car.
I was quite surprised at how decent of a barometer this was for how "aware" people were (to use an overused term). What I mean by this was the more
the person is focused on whatever is the current "pop culture" people, stories, and topics... the more unnerved they were when the car wasn't playing
music or radio of *some* sort. Others who I tend to have the more in depth conversations about say Patriot Act or NDAA or The Fed or Gnosticism...
tend to not notice for a while and then eventually comment and say "This actually really nice!"
To clarify... I'm including all audio being played... not just broadcast radio. Though there is a big difference I recognize between well chosen
specific music and broadcast radio. It's the "stuck with only your thoughts" during the silence part that I feel is affecting people the most.
For me it was interesting to observe that the audio is like an addiction and without it, those who are the most "plugged in" tend to get
uneasy/agitated. Sometimes to the point of reaching up and turning it on and demanding that they can't stand the quiet, or playing something on their
Upon reflection it isn't surprising, but it wasn't what I had in mind when I stopped originally and I wasn't expecting the "revealing" nature of the
reactions to "sitting with your own thoughst" that made it possible to predict most of their general attitudes about "what's going on in the world".
Has anyone else observed this? What were your experiences?
edit on 6-2-2013 by ErgoTheConclusion because: (no reason given)