Science Friday Published by Science Friday What’s So Bad About Being Alone With Your Thoughts? Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/387055/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend A study finds that many people would rather shock themselves than be alone with their thoughts.