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Re: Sound, hearing, and strange reactions
In a message dated 97-10-09 11:51:20 EDT, Kathleen
<< People who aren't bothered by noise seem to feel
contemptuous or scornful of those who are. >>
I've made this point before, so I hope I'm not belaboring
it. A lot of people who "aren't bothered" by noise are
addicted to continuing stimulus from TV, radio, or stereos.
They are to be seen as in the same position as smokers
were 30 years ago, when no one questioned their presumed
right to light up on elevators and pollute the air for everyone.
They were nourishing an addiction, and would have been
contemptuous of anyone who threatened to present an
Noise-addicted people are handicapped, and they are
polluting the air as they nourish their addiction. It's about
time we made the rest of the society understand this.
We deserve smoke-free and noise-free air.
-- Michael Wright
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