I remember the same spot from last year, a short breakwall that protects the small marina. Benches were placed along its length every twenty feet, providing just enough privacy from your neighbors.

I walked to the last bench and sat down. It was peaceful. I watched the small waves break against the rocks and wondered where was the family of friendly cats I saw around here last year. I suppose they moved on.

It was nighttime. In the distance to my left were hotel lights. In front of me was infinite darkness. I closed my eyes to listen to the notes of the light breeze. Heaven under heaven. I breathed slowly.

Then I hear female voices on the walkway. A group of young women pass me, cackling in Russian. I already took the last bench; where will they go? They decide to sit on the rocks, not far from me. They’re laughing, enjoying their friendship. I don’t own the breakwall. I will share this slice of heaven with them. Maybe their laughter will infect me, and I will laugh too.

What’s that noise? I hear music coming from the speaker of a cheap phone. A Russian rap song. The girls are bobbing their heads, loudly rapping along. Why are they ruining it? Maybe a thought was about to enter their heads, one of the infinite darkness, of the notes of the light breeze, and that was too much for them. They blocked out my tranquility with violent noise. They canceled heaven under heaven.

I had been trying in vain to find silence. The beaches were too crowded with tourists. There were too many Bluetooth portable speakers with extra bass boost. There were too many friends and families talking in languages both beautiful and stringent. I won’t find peace here.

But wait, my hotel room! With windows closed, barely a sound can enter. The sun has drawn out thousands to the beaches, but in my room there is nothing to hear, and nothing to look at. Peace at last.

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  1. TexMexBBQ February 25, 2019 at 11:29 am

    To calm the mind / soul when I can’t get easily get out of the city and away from people, I watch The Silent Watcher clips on my TV and crank up the volume on my home theater. The guy who makes these clips is a pure genius and has found some of the most remarkable locations on Earth to make the HD videos. It’s great to turn on immediately after coming home from another day of work in the cubicle farm!

    Here are some of my favorites:
    Snowy River https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EY28tdiFlc
    Autumn River https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uhRxK_EOm4
    Forest Stream https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1t7g690boao
    Relaxing River https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zofBinqC2F4
    Raw & Windy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fHaQdacCmM

    1. Roosh February 25, 2019 at 11:58 am

      I have a “nature sounds” app on my phone that I use frequently. The problem is that to combat noise, you have to use more noise, which has the effect of raising the volume in your environment. It’s better than nothing, but it’s still not the real thing.

      1. Calvin's little book February 27, 2019 at 8:08 pm

        Silence or as close to it as one can get is marvelous. It is why I suffer through a long commute to live in the countryside. 25 acres of forest filled with nothing but the sound of nature. …And maybe, the sound of my dogs trodding along near me.

  2. BonkHers February 25, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    Like you implied, most (normal) grown men appreciate silence/solitude at least from time to time. Women, with their social emotional brains, have to vocalize every single inanity that comprises their inner monologue. If they could just shut their yap and enjoy the natural beauty and peace of nature that exists in the world instead of cackling with their child-like high pitched voices constantly, then the world might be a much better place.

  3. vvv February 25, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    What’s that noise? I hear music coming from the speaker of a cheap phone. A Russian rap song. The girls………..

    Yet where did the phone come from, and where did the rap music originate? You silly semi-white man. You sent it to them.

    You have to go a lot further culturally than Eastern Europe if you want to get away from the poz that you sent/brought there.

    1. Neo February 26, 2019 at 10:27 pm

      White men invented the tech. We didn’t send it there.

      Don’t be stupid. We all know who is responsible for using our tech to spread poz and ship it abroad.

    2. DDDDuane March 4, 2019 at 12:41 pm

      VVVulva can’t make a coherent point….

  4. The Night Slasher February 25, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    This is standard behavior from people nowadays. Be noisy, give everybody around you the shits and be an inconsiderate prick in general! That’s the kind of action which is lauded, when it ought to be condemned.

  5. Diddly squat February 25, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    Great piece! Lately, your literature has projected your cognitive progression. You’re not far from obtaining what you want. I’m on a similar path, albeit a bit younger than you, and I can see my maturity guiding me towards better decisions, new possibilities, promising pastures.

    God speed

  6. John February 26, 2019 at 12:23 am

    I can relate. It is so hard to find any peace and quiet these days. Every house and apartment I’ve lived in for the past decade has been a cacophony of noise from inconsiderate neighbors, barking dogs, revving engines, home theater systems, subwoofers, and loud talkers. Low IQ dullards don’t mind noise, in fact they love it. They seek to fill every moment with chaos and noise to distract from the empty interior in their weak minds. You’ll notice that the poorer and more low-class a neighborhood is, the noisier it is, without fail.

    Schopenhauer has some great quotes on noise: “I have long held the opinion that the amount of noise that anyone can bear undisturbed stands in inverse proportion to his mental capacity and may therefore be regarded as a pretty fair measure of it.” or “Noise is the most impertinent of all forms of interruption. It is not only an interruption, but also a disruption of thought.”

    The best men have always been angered by noise, and have sought solace in nature.

    Unnecessary noise is a major contributing factor in the deliberate dumbing down of humanity, that’s why you’ll never hear it addressed as a problem by anyone in authority.

    By noticing and being annoyed by it, it shows that you’re a thoughtful and intelligent man, apart from the mindless masses. May you find the quiet you seek. Good luck…I am becoming convinced that I will need to venture miles away from any living person and live the remainder of my days in the wilderness if I am to indulge in the soothing balm of silence and reflection.

    1. Adrian March 2, 2019 at 5:08 pm

      Oooh this tickled me the right way I always did get annoyed by crowds and literally angered by abrupt loud noise, guess it means I might be smart and not just weird.

  7. Kitty Tantrum February 26, 2019 at 2:39 am

    This speaks to me.

    I had a similar experience this past Summer. Did a short hike out to a beautiful little lake up in the mountains. Fiancé went off fishing toward the other side of the lake, and I sat down under a tree to watch the water and enjoy the quiet.

    And all of a sudden I hear music. Scratchy, tinny, awful sounding music blaring from a smartphone hanging on a lanyard around the neck of some leather-faced geriatric woman clad in pristine new-agey earth-mama-hippie-chic hiking attire. I heard it getting louder and louder as she and her hiking partner approached, then fade away and as they passed, and then I’d catch bits of it floating around while they stomped around the lake. The entire time they were there, I don’t think she ever turned the damned music off. I wanted to throw her phone in the lake. 😡

    It’s maddening, the lengths a person has to go to sometimes just to find some quietude.

  8. ratz-azz February 26, 2019 at 11:11 am

    being deaf has its advantages. I lost most my hearing from chainsaws/heavy equipment/gunfire/rock concerts etc. i have hear aids that work like a charm for when I have to interact with the hairless apes but most of the time they stay out of my head and @ 63 my blood pressure is fine, I take no meds and am burying my friends and relatives.
    I am also blessed to live in an area where I can get away from it all in 5 minutes and be in solitude. I spend a lot of time alone and always have.

    If you want to relax and have a therapy session might I suggest learning and practice fly fishing and fly tying. Here is the deal, when stream side with flyrod in hand you must concentrate fully on the flow of the casting– retrieval– any wind or lack of and about a dozen other nuances including what is behind you, beside you and over head. You must also know what insects are about, how the water lies and holding patterns of your selected species. at the same time if you are a fly tier you can carry a portable kit, tie the matching insect and have a great time catching and releasing and or eating your reward. Not to mention, if you don’t concentrate fully on your casting you wind up with a hook buried in you to remind you to pay attention.

    When teaching neophytes I always make sure the barb of the hooks are removed and suggest you do the same or when out in the yard practicing, remove the hook completely. After an hour or two or especially a week or two fly fishing adventure (think steelhead) you will be amazed how you will forget everything that has been troubling you and as you progress in the sport you will find a completely new hobby that is a flat out fucking blast.
    There is an old saying : “flyfishing is the most fun a person can have standing up”
    and you really should give it a try.

    The therapeutic process alone is worth the effort even if you never catch a thing. being streamside with flyrod in hand simply cant be beat. It is easy to learn, difficult to master.

    1. Alphabet man February 27, 2019 at 4:19 am

      the hand medalion says a different story than the one she says it. She knows why she wears that, it didnt fall around her neck.

  9. rigged1 February 26, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    My dad and his friend bought a patch of land and put an old construction site office trailer in a place so far from reality that there is no address sign to the driveway. It’s heated by a wood stove. My version of “Game” just came in. I’m gonna go there and get out of reality for a bit if I can.

  10. Enrico February 27, 2019 at 2:13 am

    I still remember when I used to feel relaxed in the middle of the subway coach. People around me sounded like a relaxing noise all around.
    Now, at 28, I just want to be in contact with nature and the loudest noise I can bear is the bell of cows.
    Maybe it’s a natural path in a man’s life to progressively coming back closer to nature, until the final embrace…

  11. -X- March 1, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    Roosh needs a motorcycle.

    1. Roosh March 4, 2019 at 9:53 am

      Had one for two years when living in DC area, but mostly rode in urban areas. Took a while to get out into the country.

      1. -X- March 5, 2019 at 2:50 pm

        Get a cruiser to enjoy the country side, especially if you’re in Eastern Europe again. The country side looks beautiful and you could stop at some ruins for your peace.

  12. MABEL MUELLER March 1, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    This article reminds me of the millions of complaints that the male readers of this page make about women who do not pay attention to nightclubs.
    Because it is difficult to respect the fact that we often go out to drink, dance, talk with our friends and not to hunt a man or penis. RESPECT OUR PRIVACY ALSO PEOPLE, we do not always want to be hot to you.

    1. Kitty Tantrum March 3, 2019 at 2:00 pm

      Going out to noisy crowded places in search of privacy is pretty dumb. 😳

      1. Roosh March 4, 2019 at 9:53 am

        She just “wants to dance” in front of a large audience of men.

    2. Flosss March 4, 2019 at 12:48 pm

      It would not be worth responding to this even if what you said made a shred of sense. You are why men go stoic and leave to seek peace and quiet.

  13. Uri Katsav March 4, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    You are getting old, man!
    We want the true Roosh back!

  14. DDDDuane March 4, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    The same crap routinely goes on in restaurants with tables full of loud screaming trash…
    The loud groups of cunts are usually worse than the male lowlifes…That is only ONE reason I now avoid restaurants…(besides paying $70-$120 per person for $12 max worth of food….IF you’re eating steak….)….

  15. PAUL SPITERI March 5, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    the look at me,,, culture has turned women into vainglorious,,, monsters,,, yes i too love the solitude of my lonely home,,, but somtimes i think im suffering from depression,,,, hers a nice quote from antiquity,,, by solomon,,, who reminds me of you rooshy,,,, a woman without discretion is like a pig with a gold earing in its snout,,, bok of proverbs,,, heres another ,,, better to be locked in an attic with a dripping tap than be married to a contentious woman,,, ive parted company many times with much pain and anguish over that one,,,,