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3,697 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 15 years ago by CryForMeSky

Can music affect a person enough to change how he/she thinks?

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15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 3/1/05 - 11:33:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, I think it can
15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 3/1/05 - 11:34:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
OOh, Old Man's Child. I have that album.

Anyway, I think it can. It can change your attitude towards things, and towards people, if it has a very strong effect.

15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 3/1/05 - 11:35:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
Of course it can, but can you be more specific? Apparently the music you listen too hasn't helped you clarify your ideas.
15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 3/1/05 - 11:35:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't know, but i know my mood is definitely influenced by what I hear.
15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 3/1/05 - 11:37:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
xtramental - you mean me, or Kiki?

15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 3/1/05 - 11:41:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
To give an example - if someone listenes to a lot of NSBM (Nazi Black Metal), then they might become a Nazi themselves.

A lot of metal is fairly intelligent (once you get past nu-metal), and doesn't preach hatred or rampant stupidity, so that may influence people. In a broader sense, once you get into it, a lot of people learn to stop dicriminating against other genres, since metal is very often hated and made fun of by fans of other musical genres. Same with classical.

15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 3/2/05 - 12:06:37 AM EST (GMT-5)
psycho, I think xtramental meant me and my question.
I thought it was specific enough
15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 3/2/05 - 4:06:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
Definitely. Look at how music is used in film to heighten or alter your emotional reaction to what you are seeing. In fact, there have been instances of the same footage of soldiers in WWII being used to show how bad the conditions the soldiers had to live in were(set to sad string music) and also in a propaganda piece about how well the war was going (set to 'rousing' march style music)
15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 3/2/05 - 12:29:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
"I thought it was specific enough"

I'm sure you did.

15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 3/2/05 - 12:36:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
It could, if you were already psyco.
15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 3/4/05 - 4:32:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
It could if you were THAT into music
15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 3/4/05 - 4:32:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
possibly, only for a moment.
15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 3/4/05 - 4:36:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
i do not know who you all think you are agreeing with music affecting you!!!!!! because it CAN NOT! affect you to change who you are. that is facetious to say music can controll you. are you all saying that people do not have self controll? it might influence you.. but it does not change how you think. this is still more bull steming off of Sir Merilyn Manson and his poetry, and yes some is gory but it does not change you.
15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 3/7/05 - 12:50:22 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, I don't think music changes the way you think. I think it might change your mood, or encourage you to look at things differently, but I don't think the actual music does that.
15 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 3/7/05 - 2:26:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
Old Man's Child rocks hard. I think music can affect a person and their thoughts. I don't let it affect mine, I am me and think for myself.
15 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Saturday 3/19/05 - 1:42:32 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think that the music I listen influences me artistically and provokes my perspectives of a relating problem.

I wanna hear Old Man's Child. I never heard them, but I suppose they must be pretty good.

15 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Saturday 3/19/05 - 6:08:11 AM EST (GMT-5)
'Can it change how you think?' Do you give any credance for the claim that listening to Mozart actually makes you more intelligent? They say the patterns mimic the brainwaves...even so I have my doubts that this actualy works.
15 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 3/23/05 - 9:46:11 AM EST (GMT-5)
Only the weak willed and weak minded are influenced by such things. The human cattle that walk among us.
15 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 3/23/05 - 9:46:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
Oh definitely, I think some music can be very touching and influence a person emotionally (thereby leading to some intellectual influence).
15 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 3/29/05 - 12:22:58 AM EST (GMT-5)
What a silly question. Can math affect how a person thinks? Can history affect how a person thinks? Of course! This is why a well rounded education is so important.
15 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 4/15/05 - 5:52:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
It can influence your mood or inspire you, but it doesn't change how you think. How you think has more of an influence on what music you listen to than the other way around.
15 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 4/15/05 - 6:01:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
I like how the majority of people say that it can change how a person thinks, but according to another poll on here (I looked for it and I can't find it) you defend music when it's connected with violence (Columbine).

If music does change how a person thinks, you can't assume that it always does so positively.

15 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 4/15/05 - 6:14:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
Possibly. Depends on how easiy influenced this person is and stuff. But mostly I think it would just sort of inspire you.
15 yrs ago - Saturday 6/11/05 - 1:28:46 AM EST (GMT-5)
Aside from just the music itself, a lot of people group themselves (especially in school) around music scenes. What sort of music you're into can really impact what friends you have, what group you're in, and what ideas you get exposed to. Cool stuff, music.
15 yrs ago - Sunday 6/12/05 - 11:23:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
nice icon stellar wolf

it can and it does but mor amazing and more powerful is its subconsious effect on the emotions ive seen it work on myself and my friends and in scientific trials on TLC

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