Science Friday Published by Science Friday What’s So Bad About Being Alone With Your Thoughts? Listen 10 min Queue 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.