The Sound of Silence
May 2, 2017 9:36am CST
Are you someone who does not like it when silence surrounds you? Are you someone who wants or needs a bit of background noise to think? When I was younger I used to have TV or the radio on all the time, I needed that background noise to help me focus on what I was doing. I even studied with background noise. To me the sound of silence was deafening. I found myself listening for little noises. If I was listening for noises I could concentrate on the task at hand. I have heard that people who run away from the sound of silence, which is really no sound at all, are not afraid of silence but uncomfortable with themselves. What do you think? I have found that now that I am older I enjoy silence every now and then. I seem to be able to gather my thoughts easier. Beside, I have also have never found that silence is absolutely void of sound. I heard the creak of an old house, the chirp of a bird, the drip of water and a varied collection of little sounds. Are you a lover of silence or a background noise type of person?
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• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 May 17
It depends on the mood. Most of the time it's very quiet here, except as you say the outside and inside noises. My apartment burbles and creaks. Outside is the traffic noise, highlighted by emergency vehicles. Once in a while I'll turn on the radio, but not often.
• United States
5 May 17
A lot of people need that background noise when they are alone. It is why silence can be used so effectively in a suspense story, That little creak, the whisper of a sound, they can be quite spooky when there is no background noise.
2 May 17
I need a white noise for sleeping. Here is a song about silence for you: