What's So Great About Music? Part Two.

Well, here we are for part two of this series. I've gone and dug into a bunch of academic stuff for this one. I feel like making some points that might shut up the people who think music is a flakey pastime, a misuse of otherwise valuable time. You know... the types who'll look down on a musician they meet randomly in the same day that they're jamming to their favorite tunes. I'm not saying that anybody reading this is such a person. I'm just making sure I share as much ammunition for the full and thorough support of music as I can. So, you can use it as quickly and perhaps more effectively than I. Let's get to work. Here come the scientists...

 

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What's So Great About Music? Part One

I called this "part one" because I fully intend to write more on the subject of why music is so great and what it changes. I don't know how many parts I'll write, so I won't presume I do. But suffice it to say; This is not the end of it.
So, what's so great about music? Other than what each of us says about the ways it touches us personally, gives us a better quality of life, and the good and bad and always poignant memories it reaches for when we hear it... what's so great about music? For instance, what does science say? What do the smart people think?

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What's So Great About Doing What You Love?


Really: What's all the excitement about? People often talk about it. Some actually strive for it. A few are even doing it. So, what's so great about doing what you love? I, for one, can attest to the serious amount of actual work involved, the sometimes frighteningly fluctuating income stream, the uncertainty of getting any work at all, the nagging question of whether anybody else loves what you do, and even the occasional feeling that it's an excuse for not being ridiculously wealthy from some other job choice you ignored because you knew you'd hate it. But, seriously... Setting out on a labor of love, a purpose-driven career probably includes several factors.

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