posted on Dec, 23 2021 @ 06:33 AM
Does quiet bother you? Seriously, does not having noise of some kind in the background make you antsy, edgy or irritated?
It shocks me to see how many people just simply cannot stand silence. The minute they walk into a quiet space they have to turn on something which
makes noise, usually the TV, radio or some such. The same can be said for visual noise. My wife, for example, just cannot sit still in a room unless
she turns on the TV or some racket making device (fan, etc.). I just don't understand it.
I absolutely WORSHIP silence! Silence is like a gift to me. I seek out peace and quiet. It's not about being alone, I love being around people
(sometimes); it's about being quiet. Some people seem to feel like every waking moment needs to be filled with some kind of noise. Too me, all that
noise and racket is like drinking from a fire hose, just non-stop pressure on your brain. And then there's advertisements, a never ending stream of
people yammering on about something you should buy, or do, or see, or whatever. It just never ends.
I can sit for hours, all day even, and just enjoy the quiet. Enjoy the quiet and subtle sounds of nature and the world around me. I don't need a
bunch of racket to keep me sane. In fact, constant racket makes me the exact opposite, angry and irritable.
Some people can't even stand quiet when they sleep, they have to have noise going on else they wake up or can't get to sleep. I'm the exact
opposite, the quieter it is the more peaceful and relaxed I am.
One time I was out feeding the cows and it was a beautiful afternoon. I'd just broken open a new bale of hay and it was calling me to sit down and
just enjoy the day. I sat down on that big bale and fell asleep listening to the cows quietly munching away. It was pure bliss. They didn't need a
bunch of noise in their life, in fact they get agitated just like I do with a bunch of racket. My dog didn't need a bunch of noise either, as he was
laying right next to me, sound asleep, and just as content as a pup can be. When I woke up from my nap 45 minutes or so later I looked over and
Cisco, my ACD, was still laying right there. He woke up about the same time, had a big stretch and a puppy yawn, like... "Gee Dad, that was a
really great nap, huh?"
None of those things would have been possible with a bunch of racket going on in the background, talking heads rambling on and on, advertisements
bludgeoning your brain into mush.
Do you like the quiet? Silence? Or, does is make you nervous, anxious and edgy?