BladeRunner wrote:yeah, but my point was that as easy as it is to classify something as a drug, when essentually everything can be classied as giving of a specific type of reaction to your system
just saying, we shouldn't generalize too much is all...
but - everything? how's that? i don't think there are too many things you can use as "replacements" for "real life emotions"...?
going back to the original question, I wouldn't go so far as to say that sad songs make us sad people, but listening to sad music can make us more "sad" people in a certain way. and that is, if you feel melancholy, sad or even depressed, it is the most natural thing to retreat. And as already said before, many people who like music listen to it when they're sad and want to be alone. And well, doing just that does
feel good indeed, but it will just drag you more into sadness/melancholy. As natural as it is to neglect your social life when you are sad, it is exactly the wrong way if you want to get out of that blue mood. Being alone and listening to music that enhances what you are feeling right now gives you a lot of time to think about yourself, to brood over your situation etc. And then of course it will take you even longer to get out of that emotion.
Weirdly enough many people like it that way.
Now there's one useless ramble.