I believe the music you listen to can cause a change, even if you don’t believe it.
I’ve found this out the hard way on my long commutes from my current real-life job to my sad life home.
I used to listen to nothing but metal (black, doom, heavy, light, ambient, etc.) and other music that would set the tune and mood I felt – I’ll give you a guess on what each of these would lead to (you’d know it already if you’ve read my feelings post).
I’d slip into a funk I didn’t understand, and I let this dictate what I felt and how I’d go through my day.
If I had a good doom session, I would feel depressed and have a weight on my shoulders.
If I had a good black session, I would spew hate and anger at the world and at myself.
If I had a good techno moment, I’d get out and dance until I broke things – which, in a factory of glass, is a bad thing.
I didn’t understand I allowed my feelings to be hijacked until I started listening to podcasts over the last five months. [Read more…]by