Away From The Madding Crowd.

@Kandae11 (45435)
May 16, 2022 9:37am CST
Where do you go or where would you like to be on those occasions when your desire is to be away from the hustle and bustle of civilization? Just a few hours - or even a day, for quiet relaxation, meditation and reflection, with no internet, laptop or cellphone around. Your special spot for solitude could be an area in your house, your yard, the woods the park , or somewhere else quiet . And by the way - how long can you go without your cellphone? Pixabay image.
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@Henanas (44)
16 May
My special spot is by the riverside near my home. I could just sit there for hours.
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@Kandae11 (45435)
16 May
That is so beautiful and serene. You say it is near your home?
16 May
@Kandae11 yes, just behind my house. Every time I visit my home, I feel so relaxed This is the picture taken from our first floor balcony, you can see the river from there.
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@Kandae11 (45435)
16 May
@tallawah It is beautiful.
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• United States
16 May
My initial response would be the beach. I love sitting and listening to the waves (as well as swimming). But since the beach is far away my quiet place is to take my coffee and go to the nearby park. Sometimes I just sit in my car, enjoy my coffee and people watch. I could probably go a long time without my cellphone.
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@Kandae11 (45435)
16 May
I like your choices. I might even take a picnic lunch to the park.
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• United States
17 May
@Kandae11 this is the best time for me to enjoy the park. It's not overly crowded and the kids are still in school.
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@sabtraversa (13443)
• Italy
16 May
The bathroom, but someone might still knock at the door and "disturb" me. Some place in "dreamland" should meet the requirements as well. I can't go without cellphone for too long because those who'd contact me daily would panic, even if I were to tell them ahead of time.
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@Kandae11 (45435)
16 May
The bathroom yes, if it is large comfortable and my own. Yes, not answering your cellphone could result in panic l guess.
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@arunima25 (74058)
• Bangalore, India
16 May
Once I went for a rejuvenation program at one of the peaceful ashrams. The program was for 10 days without any screen And gadgets. I loved it. And yes, I didn't miss my smartphone for all those days.
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@Kandae11 (45435)
16 May
Ten days? and you didn't miss your cellphone ? Very good.
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@arunima25 (74058)
• Bangalore, India
17 May
@Kandae11 We had enough activities there to keep us engaged. And it was wonderful. We had to submit our gadgets at the beginning of the program and we could only collect them while leaving. Our family and friends could contact us on their landline in case of emergency. We were away from not only phone but also other gadgets and screens including TV
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@Kandae11 (45435)
17 May
@arunima25 No television either ? Awesome!
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@FourWalls (43780)
• United States
16 May
The last question first: not very long. As for where I go, I don't have to go anywhere because I live by myself. A solo car drive is always available, and there are a lot of local, state, and national parks I can go enjoy.
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@Kandae11 (45435)
16 May
When you live alone you might actually desire a taste of the madding crowd every now and then. Unless you never get tired of your own company. My phone is never out of sight, so l doubt l could be without it for any length of time.
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@FourWalls (43780)
• United States
16 May
@Kandae11 -- oh, occasionally I'll tell myself to get lost. I have plenty of interests to keep me occupied....including all these road trips I take.
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@Kandae11 (45435)
16 May
@FourWalls Not likely that you will ever become bored.
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@snowy22315 (137621)
• United States
16 May
Luckily, I don't have that problem. No maddening crowds around here. You have to seek them out.
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@Kandae11 (45435)
16 May
None when you go shopping?
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@snowy22315 (137621)
• United States
16 May
@Kandae11 Not really, I don't shop on the weekends. At least I try not to.
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@Kandae11 (45435)
16 May
@snowy22315 Weekends and monthends are definitely more crowded.
17 May
If I need a litle solitude, I will go to a nice park and just take a nature walk or something. I love to hike too, but there's not many mountains where I'm at.
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@Kandae11 (45435)
17 May
Parks are lovely. Some have lakes, fountains, scenic trails - really nice for relaxation.
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17 May
@Kandae11 Yes, that's right.
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@JudyEv (278259)
• Rockingham, Australia
17 May
I only have my cellphone with me if I get hassled to take it.
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@Kandae11 (45435)
17 May
Ha ha. Well , you could miss an important message.
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@JudyEv (278259)
• Rockingham, Australia
18 May
@Kandae11 I guess so but I think most close friends know I don't use it.
@RubyHawk (62560)
• Atlanta, Georgia
17 May
My deck is my perfect place for peace and quiet. It wouldn’t bother me at all to be without a cell phone.
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@Kandae11 (45435)
17 May
Your deck and the surrounding area looks serene and lovely.
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@RubyHawk (62560)
• Atlanta, Georgia
17 May
@Kandae11 I get so many spam calls. I don’t answer but they keep my phone ringing all day.
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@MrDenata (1041)
• Indonesia
16 May
I used to live in the big city with all the traffic and other problems. After 14 years and Covid hits us, i moved to my hometown and it felt so nice not to deal with traffic anymore (eventho in my hometown we still have to face it but not like in the big city). And we live near the beach, so the beach is the answer of your question. And No, i cant go without my phone but i can make it silent for an hours
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@Kandae11 (45435)
16 May
Ha ha, l suspect not many young people would want to be without their phone for a second.
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@MrDenata (1041)
• Indonesia
16 May
@Kandae11 ofc No, Kandase. But we can make it silent for a whole day. At least as long as i have my phone at my side i can enjoy the moment for a while (and make it the phone silent first)
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@FayeHazel (39134)
• United States
16 May
There's a little park outside my apartment building that I like. Yeah, true, sometimes I like to be away even from my phone
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@Kandae11 (45435)
16 May
Its great that you have a park so close by. Some folk might have to travel for miles.
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@FayeHazel (39134)
• United States
16 May
@Kandae11 Actually you're right. I never thought of that really. But yes, I am lucky :-) Thanks for the insifght
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@LadyDuck (392577)
• Switzerland
16 May
The family room downstairs in our home. It is the most quiet spot of the house, I can open the French door and enjoy the porch. My cellphone is on my desktop all the time. I put it in the bag if I go out, but I never use it.
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@Kandae11 (45435)
16 May
I can imagine that family room.
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@LadyDuck (392577)
• Switzerland
16 May
@Kandae11 I love it, it is the coolest place in summer, very pleasant.
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@Gillygirl (47064)
• Sutton, England
16 May
A place by the sea where there are no tourists
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@Kandae11 (45435)
16 May
Do you have any beaches not too far away away?
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@Gillygirl (47064)
• Sutton, England
16 May
@Kandae11 Wow that beach is lovely. The nearest beach is a 45 minute drive away
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@jobelbojel (29737)
• Philippines
18 May
Would love to go back to my hometown. I have missed my childhood place - the river.
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@Kandae11 (45435)
18 May
You should try taking a trip there whenever you get the opportunity.
• Philippines
18 May
Not now a days, I seemed to have been addicted to another online game. But before I just put in on the side and won't use it for hours.
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@Kandae11 (45435)
18 May
Some of us cannot leave our cellphones - not even for an hour.
• Midland, Michigan
17 May
I like the wooded areas and there are plenty to enjoy in my city but I've not used them yet since I work two jobs at present. When I want to be alone I mostly stay at home in my house.
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@Kandae11 (45435)
17 May
A comfortable happy home is a good place to be.
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@jstory07 (120276)
• Roseburg, Oregon
17 May
I have to have my cell phone with me every day. Someone might call me. I do not know how I got along without it.
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@Kandae11 (45435)
17 May
I don't know how l did either - but we survived.
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@Kouponkaren (3522)
• United States
16 May
We live in the mountains in a community with lots of walking paths and hiking trails so on those days when I need to get away, I just take my dog and we head off to one of those trails. It's very peaceful. If I am home, I can go all day without my cell phone. I usually just leave it plugged in and charging in another room. When I go out, I am disappointed if I forget to bring it with me because I like to hear the Cha-ching noise when I have an eBay sale!
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@Kandae11 (45435)
16 May
Well l guess you're already away from the madding crowd, a community with lots of walking paths and clean fresh air. All you need to do is choose one.
@moonandstars (59060)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
17 May
i can go 2 days without a phone. i like my mum's yard, very peaceful for me. in the city, where i live, i guess some deserted park and only me there
@Kandae11 (45435)
17 May
A deserted park might not be safe. I won't mind if a few other people were around. - and minding their own business.
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
20 May
@Kandae11 well, you are right. maybe one person or people passing by. i have a park near my building so, it is not that scary for me.