Thursday, October 27, 2011

Tastes in Noise

Every body has their taste in noises as well as in other matters; and sounds are quite innoxious, or most distressing, by their sort rather than their quantity.

Jane Austen opens up another one of her many insights into human nature. We might restate it this way - what we love in our hearts is much more significant to our happiness than the circumstances in which we find ourselves, even when those circumstances are as simple as noise.

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