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Music And Empathy

Life appears to Einstein-y: for every reaction there is an equal and opposite reaction.

But it isn't.

It isn't about what we do, it is about what we think.

And we can't do thought. We can scrunch our faces and say "we're thinking" but we can't really prove it, or show it, or manifest it. And since our emotions come through thought we can't quite show our inner feelings (we act them out instead)

That's where art comes in.

Its purpose is to change thought from one medium to another.

This goes for music as well.

And we connect with other people (to break thru the one is oneness of life) thru empathy, the greater the empathy, the more we "get" it, and the more pleasure we get from it.

So life is lived in the brain -electric circuits sending shocks and drugs released to stabilize us.

This is exactly why complaints about virtual reality, about Facebook, about 'real" versus "virtual" life hit me as nonsense. A virtual life is as real as any other because reality isn't based upon actions but upon thoughts.

For instance: is falling in love with a girl, marrying her, and having children any more real than loving a girl and never telling her or anybody else? I mean: is the love realer or is the love the same? And what if somebody marries a woman and has children and CLAIM TO LOVE THEM BUT REALLY DOESN'T. Where is emotion in action? It doesn't exist, it only exists in thought.

So, as I wrote a couple of days ago, success or failure are essentially meaningless, because reality, the way we see ourselves, occurs in the brain. What is the difference between me believing I am Jesus Christ and being Jesus Christ, in the grand scheme of life? There isn't any. And if you form a band, release records, try and gigs, but never manage to break through, so what? So what if you do? So what if you don't. The music is its own self, its value exists in you.

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