Is Childrens Laughter Noise Pollution???

United States
February 18, 2011 1:41pm CST
Yesterday I heard that some older people complained about the laughter of little children playing on a playground nearby. They labeled the laughter as noise pollution. I think that children's laughter is the most wonderful thing. I feel it is a sigh of life and change and progression. For me it this is the nicest thing to hear. It brings joy to my heart to when I hear children play. What do you think?
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@LeighB (700)
• Thailand
19 Feb 11
Laughter is the best medicine and if it is naturally coming from children, then there is nothing better. It is great to see children out in a playground having fun without fear, rather than like so many kids today with their heads buried into a computer game or stuck in front of a TV set. For me noise pollution is more akin to the youth driving around with a stereo blasting away, A mechanical digger pounding against the ground, Cars honking on their horns. How an anyone think the naturalness of laughter in a playground could compare to mthem!
@LeighB (700)
• Thailand
19 Feb 11
Another thing I find really annoying and would list under noise pollution is, a noisy audience on TV. Why do we have to put up with all the screaming, shouting, clapping and nose from the audience, we now they are there but the sound engineers seem to increase the volume of the audience a ruin TV watching. I just turn those programmes off!!
• United States
21 Feb 11
I just agree with all of you!!!!!! The laughter of a child is the sound of 'joy of life' in its purest form. I guess we all start smiling when we hear children laugh and giggle. It is even contagious to many people.- If you think that we say: "laughter is the best medicine",- Why would you cancel laughter out of life?--
• United States
18 Feb 11
I was just posting a few days ago about how much I love to hear children playing.I can't agree with you more.
• United States
19 Feb 11
That is a crying outloud shame.
@margeryann (1853)
• United States
20 Feb 11
I do think it is cool. It shows happiness.It is so great to know that kids are happy and having such a good time.
• United States
19 Feb 11
i think that children s laughter is like a medicine for the soul, it is pure and innocent.
@KrauseHome (33759)
• United States
19 Feb 11
Personally it would make me wonder about someone when they complain about normal everyday playing of kids. It is cute watching them play and making up their own little stories about life, etc. I can remember playing grownup etc. when I was little and knowing I was having Fun, so listening to kids play is quite exciting for sure.
@aditya149 (292)
• Sweden
19 Feb 11
Child laugh makes me feel pleasant. When ever i am pissed off i wish to watch some child's naughty smiles and plays. This help me to get rid of my mood. Old people also loves these in the honur as a grand father or grand mother.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
19 Feb 11
I would never consider a childs laughter to be noise pollution. There are some people who cannot handle the high pitch of childrens' voices. A child's laughter gives hope to the world. i would never want to be denied that.
@sais06 (1288)
• Philippines
19 Feb 11
It's the children's right to laugh and play. We should let them enjoy their childhood so that when they grow up they won't have bitter feelings for other people and also in their life. This way children learn to appreciate life and have a positive outlook in their lives. I agree with you that it's really nice to hear children's laughter. It's relieving and oftentimes watching them helps us refresh. But how can they consider it as a noise? Maybe these kinds of people doesn't have much fun during their childhood that is why they don't understand how to enjoy. Noise pollution I say is making unnecessary noises but a children's laughter is so necessary to us.
@_sketch_ (5711)
• United States
19 Feb 11
It depends on the circumstance. If it is indoors, I can understand why people might get upset, but outside on a playground?? That is just ridiculous. If they have a problem with it, then they can just pop in some earplugs or go somewhere else if you ask me.
@dodo19 (28426)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
18 Feb 11
I completely agree with you. I love to hear the laughter of children. I have two young nieces, and I enjoy hearing them laugh, when they hear something on a show that they're watching or something. I really don't understand those who don't enjoy this sort of thing.
• United States
18 Feb 11
I agree with you! I personally believe that a baby/young child is about as close to coming face to face with God as you'll ever get on this side of heaven... Just to see their little faces can cheer me up instantly; I just get filled with joy at the sight of them. Their laughter is like music to my ears; one of my favorite sounds in the world, in fact.
@Liliac26 (558)
• Romania
18 Feb 11
Laughter is a good thing. I don't know how anyone can label it as noise pollution. I like to hear people in general laughing, not only children. I'm often disturbed by the noises that come from my neighbors, but you have to be a really bitter person to be bothered by children playing. There's nothing more innocent than that.