If you were locked in solitary confinement for a week, what would you do to entertain yourself?
Read and write and finish a thought.
I don’t think you are allowed anything except bedding and the clothes on your back.
Talk to myself, I'd finally get myself to exercise. Daydream
Do you talk to yourself now?
Probably jump for joy.
Yeah I would love some peace and quiet. Have 3 little kids running around at home.
I see! I understand but they need you and as much chaos as they bring they will bring you much joy and love, unconditional love.
Yeah I was only joking. Mostly. 😀. They could survive a week without me!
You would miss so much though.
I would probably workout like crazy and sleep.
Day dream, workout, sleep
I’d probably start an exercise program: jumping jacks, squat thrusts, push-ups, running in place, etc.
I’d definitely move as much as possible.
If I can’t read or write, or listen to something of my choice, I’d probably go crazy. This is exactly why I started listening to podcasts and rented books on cassette tapes in the 90s, and transitioned to digital audiobooks via Audible in 2001, when I was spending a lot of lab time alone with my hands in a biological or chemical hood. And that was only for a couple of hours at a time.
Without the audio entertainment, my mind went spinning off on its own, and I had lots of thoughts about things I wanted to do or follow up on, but I knew I’d forget them if I couldn’t write them down. The anxiety was annoying.
In a cell with no human interaction and no means of occupying my brain for an entire week, I’m sure I would just lose it.
And this is exactly why solitary confinement for longer periods is considered by many to be inhumane treatment for prisoners, and especially for adolescents, I believe.
It’s very unhealthy for adolescents and can negatively affect their development.
I think it’s very inhumane. They need to change prison to be secure yet rehabilitate the prisoners.
I agree. For a short term, like a week, maybe ok. But there are people who’ve been in solitary for 10 or more years. That’s just inexcusable to me.
I think a day or two is OK for adults but it’s abuse for adolescents.
Do some air drumming
Are you a drummer?
Masturbation, sleep, masturbation, sleep....
You’ll be dehydrated lol
Sleep, write books (in my head), watch movies (in my head), listen to the voices in my head tell jokes, but mostly do exactly the same thing I'd be doing in prison if I wasn’t in solitary - working on my escape.
How many voices are in your head?
Dozens. Only five or six at one time most of the time though.
Wow! That’s very interesting.
I'll be asleep till I'm out. Work out till I pass out
That’s a hard workout!
Journal, read, create
I don’t think you’re allowed anything but bedding and the clothes on your back.
Do what I do when I’m bored normally, think about works of fiction with great world building (the likes of Star Wars, the Avatar Series, etc.)
Are you allowed anything in solitary? A book? A pen and paper?
From what I understand you aren’t allowed anything but your clothing and bedding.
Man, that’s brutal. I imagine that would be quite difficult.
That’s why I was wondering what people would do to get through it.
Seems like a debatable standard. 😳
Thought experiments on problems that I haven’t yet solved.
I say why not. But if I hadn’t been told a specific time of release, my being stuck in a solitary confinement becomes one of those problems I’m trying to figure out. 😋
I would pace, think, sing, dance. Basically anything to pass the time.
Or just try to escape 😁
How would you do that?
Tell the guards that I'm prominently Italian and not releasing me would be a mistake. 🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹
What about em?
Are you connected to the mafia?
Chiedi I Doni del New England.🇮🇹
Umm I understand New England
Lol! This convo...