lose your mind and come to your senses. – fritz perls

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why is it

that

i

feel the need

to

turn up

the

volume

when

watching

a

foreign film

with

subtitles

written

in

my language

and

spoken

in

a language

i don’t understand?

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the five senses are the ministers of the soul. – leonardo da vinci

image credit: chun king express

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  1. Perhaps it is the same reason when we adults open our mouths when feeding infants or young children. One could argue we are showing by example. But each and every time???

    I really like both quotes.

    Why can’t we use the remote mute button on our spouses or children 🙂
    Now that would be a convenience!

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  2. I have to admit, I like to turn it up to hear the weird background noise… doesn’t it seem foreign films have such strange and intriguing sounds? I do exactly like Roy, though, I turn the radio completely off, while trying to figure my way around a city. It is like really concentrating hard…

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    • yes, there are always interesting sounds in settings we aren’t familiar with. i do the radio down thing too, when lost, as if it will somehow strengthen my ability to find things –

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  3. Sure, it looks like a lot of people do that with foreign movies. Me, I enjoy listening and trying to understand and learn another language a bit. You have to hear the actors speak their lines too.

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  4. Beth … Of all the things I’ve lost, I miss my mind the most. 😉

    I am not sure if I’ve ever done this, but I recently had a challenging time with “Capote.” The acting and story were excellent. Phil Hoffman’s imitation of Capote was dead on. Still I wish that the audio was better.

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