reply to post by WhiteAlice
Thank you very much for passing along your experience because I think both things leading up to it as well as the realization in that moment are
pretty profound, and your choice afterwards was very challenging. I'm very happy to hear your choice made a difference and you've found a better
equilibrium and comfort with your own inner noise and silence.
reply to post by wjones837
reply to post by IntrinsicMotivation
Thank you both for those posts... they really add some oomph to the reality that there is something there worth exploring. Regardless of what the real
source is there is a distinction and people (as evidenced in here alone) are able to recognize it and choose to change it and find a surprisingly
different way of walking through the day.
Originally posted by Ghost375
Or maybe it's because people are accustomed to listening to music while driving?? It's a habit, so yes it might seem "addicting." You must be very
socially awkward if you can't see how driving in a silent car with someone could be awkward(sorry not trying to be offensive here).
That was taken into account. Everyone but me was used to driving with music. I was the only person in my social circle/family who drove in silence...
at least the only one that any discussions were had about it.
The breakdown was this: Everyone was used to driving with music. Then it was split into those who didn't notice there was silence, or even did notice
and liked it (and have since started driving without music themselves)... and those who it sincerely bothered. The split between those groups tended
to fall in the categories explored in the OP.
Originally posted by Ghost375
P.S. There's a reason they require double-blind studies for experiments.....it's because if you do experiments like the one you tried, you'll see
what you want to see. In your mind, you really saw a correlation with how "plugged in" people are, and how quickly they turn on the radio. Time and
time again, whenever people do an experiment expecting something, it will turn out that way.
I appreciate the criticism but I think you are missing the mark of what was communicated and requested. Nowhere was it advertised as a hard
experimental result. It is presented as "I've noticed a pattern... does this match anyone else's experience?" and I provided all the steps I did take
to look closer at the pattern.
If others did notice similar or related patterns the perhaps the thread *will* inspire someone to do some more rigorous testing. But if we are going
to spend our time pointing fingers when someone can't go straight from "hmmmm" to double blind experiments before trying to shed light on potential
patterns... then we're entering the realm of the absurd and impossible. I don't think that's what you were requesting, but I think you put more
gravitas and expectations on the OP than was offered.
Others have posted some more scientific information that relates to it.
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