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How do you survive without an iPod (or any other personal music player)?

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    I used to have an MP3 player but I found it distracting and annoying that I couldn't hear anything of the world around me. Plus it became expensive to keep downloading all the new tracks. I don't miss it. My phone can store songs. I put some on that I already owned but i rarely listen to them.
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    I very rarely leave the house without my iPod, nearly no matter where I go. The few times I don't have an iPod on me, I feel kinda tense and nervous when walking.
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    (Original post by im so academic)
    I just feel so upset when I see other people with an iPod (or their personal music players) and it makes me wish that I had one (don't ask why I don't).

    How can people cope with being on long train journeys or even on their commute without listening to music?

    What can you do to pass the time away without your music to listen to?

    In fact, any suggestions, as I'm quite sick of doing nothing without nothing to listen to.
    This is a true story.
    My mum took my ipod away from me a month before my final GCSE exams because according to her it was a distraction. It was a 45min walk to school everyday and the only thing that would keep me company was my Ipod.
    Without my Ipod i got bored on the long jurney so i decided to think about my school work while i was walking. This really helped me achieve good grades in GCSE.

    So i guess the answer is that people survive due to thinking about other stuff like football/school work/ Mathematical problems (Today while shaving i had no music on and came across the solution to a C4 question that was troubling me :eek:)
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    I know it's a little nerdy but I actually find doing puzzles like sudoku or crosswords helps pass the time
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    spotify on the laptop.
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    I have a HTC Wildfire S and a Spotify premium account so I just use that Probably works out more expensive than an MP3 player though ...

    If I'm not listening to music I tend to check my email, browse the internet or read using the Kindle app on android.
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    I usually just listen to the voices in my head.
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    When I've got nothing to do I go into my long-running fantasy and add more to the story. I've had three over my lifetime and they generally last for about 5 years so I rarely get bored.
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    (Original post by im so academic)
    I just feel so upset when I see other people with an iPod (or their personal music players) and it makes me wish that I had one (don't ask why I don't).

    How can people cope with being on long train journeys or even on their commute without listening to music?

    What can you do to pass the time away without your music to listen to?

    In fact, any suggestions, as I'm quite sick of doing nothing without nothing to listen to.
    So you've got something to listen to then :awesome:.

    But in all seriousness, you could read a book, that will make you even more academicerer
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    (Original post by im so academic)
    I just feel so upset when I see other people with an iPod (or their personal music players) and it makes me wish that I had one (don't ask why I don't).

    How can people cope with being on long train journeys or even on their commute without listening to music?

    What can you do to pass the time away without your music to listen to?

    In fact, any suggestions, as I'm quite sick of doing nothing without nothing to listen to.
    Given that you've set your heart on Oxbridge, now might be the ideal time to start doing all that extra reading you'll need to be doing over the coming years...? :dontknow:
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    (Original post by sebastienlewis)
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    It's so hot, it's gone off the rails.
    I cant like any more comments so I'm going to dish you some rep...well played sir
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    I take a portable turntable. :cool:

    Pah, I wish. I read if I don't have some music device with me. Or draw or write or just people watch.

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