Thursday, February 16, 2012
Positive Effects Of Music On Teenagers
In my last blog post, I covered the negative effects of music on teens. This week, I will cover the other side of things; The positive effects.
(1)“Music can be a positive force for mental health, calming, relaxing, intellectually stimulating. This is true for adults, teens and children. Music can, and does, affect our emotions, it can create "channels" in our mind, patterns of thinking…”
Music, which can just as easily influence negative behaviors, can also provoke a positive outlook on life and the changes that come secondhand with that. Like in the quote above, music is a positive force for mental health. It’s like a broom made of silk fibers that gently whisks your troubles away (Of course, that would probably only work if you were listening to a song in a major key). Feel free to disagree, but after a day at school (or even work.. ) I feel like crud. Individuals might find themselves tensed up from the school day. Something could have gone wrong or just the drive or bus ride back home was hectic. It’s nice to be able to sit down to a track you enjoy and unwind from the rat race of the day.
The constant sound of something keeps the mind sharp and aware. Your brain becomes ever so vigilant and you start to absorb information easier and quicker. While listening to music, your brain is in constant motion. It keeps processing the noise and, in turn, keeps your brain stimulated. It’s like throwing a piece of Dentyne at the metaphorical mouth in your mind… This isn’t to say that some people don’t get distracted and would much rather have no music as compared to any at all. But for the sake of argumentative writing and to keep my point on the positive effects of music, I think I will assume for now that everyone likes listening to music while studying.
If nothing else, music could save a life. Pretty dramatic, pretty cliché. But it’s true. Teenagers are moody, though some are not as bad as others. Sometimes to a point where no reconciliation can be made. I’m sure there are a few individuals that are alive today that have a song to thank for helping them through a time of turmoil.