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Spencer Anderson

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Is it damaging to one's personality if one were to listen to excessive amounts of music?

Basically, I listen to a lot of music. There are songs that I connect with and it's a feeling I just cannot describe.
If I were to try and describe it, I would have to say that certain songs just "get in my bones" for a lack of a better term. It feels as if the song were grabbing me and metaphorically moving me on a "magic carpet" of sorts. Most of the time, I have to tap my foot or "bob" my head to the song.

Could listening to music excessively be harmful to someone's social life and or just their life in general?
Is it necessarily a bad thing to have such strong emotions tied to listening to music?
What are your thoughts on emotional well being and/or mental health and how it ties to music?
What are your general thoughts on the subject at hand?

For this discussion, skip the topic of hearing damage and just focusing on social aspects of music.
I would also like to add that in no way am I a drug user; no drugs of any sort play a role in this experience whatsoever.


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  • Nov 7 2011: Music does touch your emotion side. Most people don't like to admit it, but that's the way it has always been. In history it's talked about in many cultures. It's used to celebrate, mourn, and to relax your soul. In the Bible when King Saul was being tormented it was David playing his lyre that calmed him.
    I personally have music going on in my head 24-7 since I was 4 years old. It has helped me through many difficult situations in my life. You can grab a song out of thin air, and allow it to embrace you and speak to you.
    Food for thought.

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