I have a huge crush on ryan hemsworth because he looks like a serial killer.
The question that I ask myself everyday before I go to sleep shouldn’t be “What did I do?” It should be “What did I accomplish?”
The researchers found that that sad music has a counterintuitive appeal – it actually makes people feel better. Sad songs allow listeners to experience indirectly the emotions expressed in the lyrics and implied by the (usually) minor-key melodies. The sadness may not directly reflect the listener’s own experiences, but it triggers chemicals in our brain that can produce a cathartic response: tears, chills, an elevated heartbeat. This is not an unpleasant feeling, and may explain why listeners are inclined to buy sad songs and why artists want to write or sing them.
~ The science of why we love sad songs. Pair with these 7 essential reads on music, emotion, and the brain.