RJ Experiment: A Week of SILENCE

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    Jun 25, 2011 1:34 AM GMT
    A few weeks ago a lightning strike hit a transformer down the street and knocked out the power for about three hours. Luckily it wasn't too hot, so the AC really wasn't needed. I made my way through the house with candles, some battery-operated flameless candles which did the trick. I was just about to light a few real candles when the power came back on, and I was disappointed. I liked the silence.

    Who here would like to join me in a week of no TV, no radio, no Internet (except max. 15 minutes per day to handle emails) and only light by candle in the evening? For those who work at a real job during the day, this would only be an evening thing for you. You'd have to find ways to entertain yourself (reading, puzzles, crafts, etc.) each night. Maybe write some.

    I sometimes wish to be back in a less stressful time period, and I think this may be fun. I am starting on Monday, June 27. Let me know if you would like to as well. Could be fun.

    Vic
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    Jun 25, 2011 1:48 AM GMT
    15 minutes per day easily turns into several hours of internet icon_razz.gif

    I once went with two weeks of having no TV, radio, phone, or internet. The world outside is very strange, it's bright, vivid, and life like, it scares me. So I don't want to do it again icon_razz.gif. Good luck to you and anyone else on your discoveries.
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    Jun 25, 2011 1:49 AM GMT
    I like the idea of a 'silence break'. A whole week? We'll see. I'll take one evening at a time.

    I usually have the weekend mornings free of stimulation other than my coffee and the songbirds. My mind appreciates the break.

    During the week I'm online within minutes of waking up as my business requires it. But I have stopped having the TV deliver the news at the same time.

    The more I've reduced the extraneous stimulation in my life, the better I feel.

    Good luck with your pursuit of silence.
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    Jun 25, 2011 4:20 AM GMT
    Oh c'mon guys, man up. This is not that big of a challenge. You may discover some wonderful things about life, when you turn the noise OFF.
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    Jun 25, 2011 4:26 AM GMT


    Well, we have no cordless phones, only wired ones. We have a TV and watch only a few channels at night though we pay for over a hundred (no choice). We're on here, and often Bill plays solitaire on his PC and listens to music.


    That's it for noise.

    -Doug
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    Jun 25, 2011 4:39 AM GMT

    No candles, I'm not Mary Shelley and I need one hour of tv a day for my SOAP. Doable?
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    Jun 25, 2011 4:42 AM GMT
    wrestlervic saidYou may discover some wonderful things about life, when you turn the noise OFF.



    That's usually why I try to keep my mind preoccupied.
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    Jun 25, 2011 4:51 AM GMT
    Iron_Casanova said
    No candles, I'm not Mary Shelley and I need one hour of tv a day for my SOAP. Doable?


    I'll worship you until the end of time if you do without TV. Course, I do that now, but please go along with it. I'd love to hear about what you did and how you felt.
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    Jun 25, 2011 4:58 AM GMT
    I'll do it...wouldn't be the first time.
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    Jun 25, 2011 5:00 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidI'll do it...wouldn't be the first time.


    Me love Paul.