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What would your life be like without all the distractions?

Asked by Cruiser (40421points) May 25th, 2010

Time to turn off the noise, no computer, PDA’s, cell phones, radio’s and TV. OK….pick one TV station and one radio station, but other than that with the flip of a switch all external noise and distractions are gone and other than what you can see in your horizon what will your life be like? What if anything will you do differently? Will you be happier or slowly go out of your mind?

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erichw1504's avatar

My life would be boring.

john65pennington's avatar

“Silence Is Golden”. due to a gradual loss of hearing, i am now experiencing this situation. in the mornings, i purposely leave off my hearing aids, in order to sit outside and drink a cup of coffee in silence. i look forward to this moment, because i realize when i insert my hearing aids, the world of noise will return. i guess i am fortunate in a way to be able to experience both worlds and able to control both.

El_Cadejo's avatar

Enjoyable for once.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Go ahead take my tv,computer,and phone,but if you take my radio away,your life will suddenly become more interesting!POW!! lol
I would be just fine without all that stuff as I have always been able to entertain myself.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Indefinitely? I’m not sure. But, I do make it a point to to have extended “quiet time” each day. It keeps me sane.

Cruiser's avatar

<<Hands @lucillelucillelucille back her Foghorn Leghorn AM radio>>

Cruiser's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille Thanks…my favorite tune and the one I would be playing on the golf course if you are ever silly enough to set foot there with me! lol! ;)

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

That is basically what I have now. I listen to Vermont Public Radio and ignore everything else. The other devices could disappear and I wouldn’t miss them.

Your_Majesty's avatar

I probably would be healthier without all those electronical distraction. I might focus on doing other real life business all day around. Sometime all kind of distraction are so good that I can’t choose which one would be the best to get my attention. Without distraction I don’t have to choose anymore and I can do other thing on my own.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Cruiser -Will you be using a magic wand for a driver this time?That’s what you’ll need to KMA on a golf course.LOL

CMaz's avatar

The distractions that needs to be rid of are the ones that cause us to use the computer, PDA’s, cell phones, radio’s and TV.

Those tools of escapism.

Vunessuh's avatar

I don’t really consider my computer and my cell phone a distraction because those are the tools I use for work. Without them, I wouldn’t be able to do much to advance my career. Those are important to me. But I could easily do without a television, a PDA or a radio. I don’t listen to the radio, I don’t have a PDA and I barely watch t.v. as it is.
Aw, but I would miss video games. ::tear::

CMaz's avatar

@Vunessuh – Wold you still miss your video games if the job did not hold you down to your computer and home?

Wouldn’t you prefer to canoe, hike, cycle or tan at the beach. Get out a travel, see the world and taste the fruits of other cultures.

tinyfaery's avatar

Without all the distractions I would be more miserable than I am now. Distractions are what keep me going. Otherwise, I’d probably be dead.

Vunessuh's avatar

@ChazMaz I’m not sure about that.
Video games for me are cheap to play. You pay for them once and have countless hours of entertainment. Sometimes months of entertainment until you buy the next video game. It’s cheap and I’m poor so it works out. I would absolutely love to travel the world and try new things and be adventurous and spontaneous and randomly go sky diving or bungee jumping. I just don’t have the money to do it yet, so video/computer games are all I got. However, I rarely play them anymore since the volume of work and events have picked up a little bit. As for hiking or going to the beach, where I live, I don’t have anyone to go with (I work too much and don’t make many friends) and I’m not so sure I want to do those things alone. I’m kind of a weird duck. It’s hard to explain. :)
But you’re right – if I could get out and see the world and travel and do activities rather than stay home and work or watch movies and play video games as an escape, then I would do it in a heartbeat. In fact, I’m going to Michigan and Georgia this summer for 3 weeks. First vacation in about 7 years. :D

kenmc's avatar

For the most part, what @uberbatman said.

A nice evening zoned out watching TV isn’t always bad, but it is something people do to much. The only device I would really like to keep would be a radio.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Vunessuh-Can’t wait to see ya!! :))

YARNLADY's avatar

I’m with @stranger_in_a_strange_land I live in the middle of the city, but I don’t turn on any music devices or TV. The only distractions I have are the computer, the dish washer, the clothes washer and dryer, and the dog barking every time he hears a butterfly or the wind blowing.

If I had no electricity, as sometimes happens, I would simply pick up my needlework and finish a few cross stitch greeting cards, needlepoint charity gifts, or the quilts I am making for my two youngest grandsons.

Christian95's avatar

pretty much the same because my favorite distraction is to annoy stupid people and watch their pathetic reactions and when I get bored of this I can still hang out with my friends and do something stupid.

JTSTs2003's avatar

I don’t have cable, watch a movie or two a week, rarely listen to the radio (work commute is 10 min tops), keep phone on silent most of the time & forget about, don’t have the net at home but use a computer at work all day.

Life is DEFINITELY much better without those “luxuries”!! TV is addicting as is the net. I have less drama, more time to relax & unwind, don’t feel as anxious, don’t miss commercials (radio/tv) AT ALL!

It’s beautiful. :) People wonder how they do it, then they will stay a few days and say they kinda like not having all those things…then they go back home to them. hahaha

Silhouette's avatar

I’d be spending more time outside working on my yard.

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