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Passion Hiker 73
08-22-2009, 15:20
Well I was doing a morning hike in the flat lands in Illinios and I caught my self talking to my myself.:eek: Well do you sometimes on those long hikes? I have heard it's bad when you start answering yourself.:D HA! HA!

Old Grouse
08-22-2009, 16:14
Answering's ok. It's when you start arguing aloud with yourself that you need to worry.

Hikes in Rain
08-22-2009, 16:17
We argue with ourselves all the time. We weren't aware this was a cause for concern. We'll have to discuss this...

Hey, how come the voices are talking to you?!?

Jonnycat
08-22-2009, 16:33
Of course I talk to myself, I do it all the time. Sometimes I talk to people I know when I am by myself, and they (the them in my mind) talks back to me, and we carry on a conversation.

It's perfectly normal. :D

johnnybgood
08-22-2009, 19:57
Talking to myself ensures the answers that I want to hear.:D

Tractor
08-22-2009, 20:13
I sometimes do not give myself the answers I want leading to further discussion. It's all good.

Tinker
08-22-2009, 20:16
I only have problems when I don't understand myself. :D

Elder
08-22-2009, 20:22
I only find it a problem when I get unexpected answers!! :-?

Tractor
08-22-2009, 20:22
When you do not understand you try singing silly songs. That will keep you occupied until conversation returns.

Tractor
08-22-2009, 20:27
I think this is more common while hiking in winter. Less "other" people and shorter days so more time in camp....

bigcranky
08-22-2009, 20:33
I talk to myself all the time while hiking. It's the most intelligent conversation I have.

johnnybgood
08-22-2009, 20:34
I only find it a problem when I get unexpected answers!! :-?
Dr. Jeckyl & Mr. Hyde make things interesting sometimes.

superman
08-22-2009, 20:58
A good conversation can lead to romance.:)

Homer&Marje
08-22-2009, 21:34
The voices come out as singing while I hike....it's at home when you need to be nervous. Usually their saying things like stay home and sharpen the knives:D

All serious though...I sing on the trail sometimes. And it's bad

excuses
08-22-2009, 23:11
It usually is only a problem when other hikers or the wildlife think I'm talking to them.

Trailweaver
08-23-2009, 02:06
I usually talk to myself when doing a long uphill. . . I say things like "you can do this." and "You have to get to the top of this hill. . . then you can sit." Sometimes there are swear words between the sentences. : 0

Jester2000
08-23-2009, 13:02
I talk to myself all the time when I'm hiking. I find that not only am I a really good listener, but I'm also incredibly interesting.

Ranc0r
08-23-2009, 13:34
Talking to yourself?

Ever hum? Whistle? For who's benefit is that? YOURS!

You are your own best audience. Don't stop until you hear the gong.

Ranc0r
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Red Hat
08-23-2009, 14:37
Talk to myself? sure, all the time... Sing to myself? only when no one else is around... Answer myself? of course... Argue with myself? Only about getting off the trail...

Homer&Marje
08-23-2009, 16:07
If you argue with yourself and still never win the argument....that's when you have a problem:-?

I think

DuctTape
08-23-2009, 23:46
nope. never. :rolleyes:

We should stick this thread to the top so it's the first thing newbies see when they look at whiteblaze.

BobTheBuilder
08-23-2009, 23:59
I sing to myself alot

Disposable
08-24-2009, 00:25
I talk to myself all the time. I have to tell my coworkers I'm talking to my computer. When I'm walking or otherwise on my own I tend to talk About myself, generally in glowing terms. And I get no argument.

freefall
08-24-2009, 03:49
Talk to myself? sure, all the time... Sing to myself? only when no one else is around... Answer myself? of course... Argue with myself? Only about getting off the trail...

Talk to myself, sing out loud when no one is around and dance up the trail sometimes.

I can only remember arguing out loud with myself a couple of times. But it seems to be occurring more and more the older I get.

Homer&Marje
08-24-2009, 08:37
Talk to myself, sing out loud when no one is around and dance up the trail sometimes.

I can only remember arguing out loud with myself a couple of times. But it seems to be occurring more and more the older I get.


When your old enough the argument will be settled by forgetting what you were arguing about:D

Life is convenient like that

cowboy nichols
08-24-2009, 11:05
nope. never. :rolleyes:

We should stick this thread to the top so it's the first thing newbies see when they look at whiteblaze.
Poor soul :confused:Sooooooo alone:eek:

CowHead
08-24-2009, 11:10
Talking to myself is not the problem it's all those other voices that seem to be bothersome

Pedaling Fool
08-24-2009, 11:12
There are times when I get so engrossed in a conversation with myself and during these times I can come to an astounding conclusion or realization about a problem Iíve spent a long time contemplating and at that moment I immediately think: "Why didnít I think of that".

Problem is, I did think it up...but thereís a small part of me that feels as though someone else gave me the answer. Sometimes I donít feel like Iím alone.

fredmugs
08-24-2009, 11:14
I've been hiking a lot with my MP3 player and I'm sure I've screamed out a few Pantera lyrics while attacking a big climb.

fredmugs
08-24-2009, 11:15
There are times when I get so engrossed in a conversation with myself and during these times I can come to an astounding conclusion or realization about a problem Iíve spent a long time contemplating and at that moment I immediately think: "Why didnít I think of that".

Problem is, I did think it up...but thereís a small part of me that feels as though someone else gave me the answer. Sometimes I donít feel like Iím alone.

First time I section hiked the AT I decided to get divorced.

Thanks AT!