Day 2896: Sounds we hate

I hate the sounds of

  • pain,
  • misery,
  • madness,
  • lies,
  • narcissism,
  • grandiosity,
  • greed,
  • ignorance,
  • violence,
  • nails on a blackboard,
  • babies crying,
  • cats crying,
  • human screams,
  • racism,
  • sexism,
  • ageism,
  • homophobia, and
  • other forms of hate.

According to a study described in Medical News Today, the most hated sounds include three of the sounds I hate plus

  • an electric drill,
  • brakes on a cycle squealing,
  • a knife scraping against a bottle,
  • a ruler on a bottle,
  • a fork on a glass, and
  • chalk on a blackboard.

What sound do you think was the most hated sound? Please sound off in the comments section below about that and also about sounds you hate.

Are there any sounds we hate in my latest images?

I love the sound of Rick Wilson responding to sounds of hate with “You seem nice.”

Here’s “The Sound of Silence” by Simon & Garfunkel

… and “The Sweetest Sounds” from the musical No Strings, sung by Diahann Carroll.

I love the sounds of gratitude, so thanks to all who help me create these daily blogs, including YOU.

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28 thoughts on “Day 2896: Sounds we hate

  1. Somebody else eating an apple, Ann. Yet I take one to work in my lunch every day. Go figure.

  2. I hate the retching sound made by a cat when you know it is too late to get them out of the door before they are sick!

  3. Hi Ann, sorry I have been gone for several days – work has sapped me of all energy.
    Sounds I hate:
    People touching styrofoam
    Crinkling tissues – especially in the summer
    People with dry mouths – talking
    People snorting
    My dogs cleaning their bottoms
    The sound of my pager (or cell phone now) at 3AM
    The washing machine being unbalanced during the spin cycle
    Any sounds from my car -that shouldn’t be there
    My husband cussing abut really minor things
    The stove timer going off, no one else seems to hear it, but I can hear it from the other end of the house.
    The sound of boiling water being poured from a kettle into a cup (have no idea why this bothers me so)
    The doorbell
    Little yippy-yappy dogs barking.
    Ann – turns out the list is endless. I hope you have a lovely day filled with the sounds of birds singing, leaves rustling, and laughter (just not the annoying, cackling kind of laughter).

  4. We used to have a piano. I don’t hate the sound of the piano–in fact my wife played Don McLean’s “Starry, Starry Night” rather nicely–but one night it had been left open and I heard the sound of someone pounding on several keys in succession. I sat up terrified, convinced there was a stranger in the house before I realized one of our cats was walking on the piano.
    Even a nice sound can be awful in certain circumstances.

  5. puella33

    Sometimes silence is a hateful sound.

  6. That is a good question because being in the spectrum all noises bother me, even music. I can rarely listen to it, maybe an oldie, but only once. Most sounds that come from Nature are soothing though, waterfalls, wind, ocean, leaves. Sounds provoked by humans from the list you provided are intolerable.

    “Noise pollution, also known as environmental noise or sound pollution, is the propagation of noise with ranging impacts on the activity of human or animal life, most of them harmful to a degree. The source of outdoor noise worldwide is mainly caused by machines, transport, and propagation systems. Poor urban planning may give rise to noise disintegration or pollution, side-by-side industrial and residential buildings can result in noise pollution in the residential areas. Some of the main sources of noise in residential areas include loud music, transportation (traffic, rail, airplanes, etc.), lawn care maintenance, construction, electrical generators, explosions, and people.”- Wikipedia

  7. the sound of the dentist’s drill, chalk scraping on a board, human suffering, –

  8. I am very sound sensitive and one of the worst for me, is anyone eating. LOL! That includes family, with which I have to breathe deeply and talk to myself. I really have a problem. 🙂

  9. Your photo of the rocks made me smile ~ infinite love ~ perfect feeling for this final month of 2020 🙂

  10. I remember chalk scratching on a board – dammit, you’ve reminded me

  11. Pingback: Day 2897: Sights we hate | The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally

  12. I love the sound of waves and bacon sizzling in the pan (灬♥ω♥灬)

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