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30 Jul 2011, 11:10 pm

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I like music, but I could live without it. I mean, music does not make my life worth living or anything, and I often go stretches without listening to it. It is just something else to pass the time with for me.


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I could deal with being blind but I am *extremely* auditory.


I am the opposite. I definitely would not want to lose my sense of hearing, but if I had to choose between being blind or deaf, I would definitely choose being deaf without any hesitation. I am too visual, and I do not think I could function properly without seeing.


Exactly.


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30 Jul 2011, 11:13 pm

swbluto wrote:
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music is my life; indeed becouse of the emotional resoponse triggered by it.
it might be becouse my emotions are pretty basic and bland; while music triggers complex emotions in me.


That's insightful. I wonder how much of that difference in the emotional tapestry between real life and music is due to intensity and how much is actual complexity (A combination of different emotions.). Both are probably significant.


I also notice that music sometimes touches on emotions that are quite ineffable. Music with very intense moods and ambiance can be that way. Real life emotion can seem rather dull and flat in comparison to the potential richness of music.



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30 Jul 2011, 11:44 pm

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You know, I realize when people say "I can't live without music", the word "live" is metaphorical in the say way that people with jesus inside them are "alive"(i.e., they feel alive or emotionally charged.). I understand that and, yes, most are probably right when they say that.

But, would an aspie tend to take the word "live" literally as in literally not being physically dead? My argument basically hinges on that interpretation, and I wonder if that's an aspie thing to do...


Well I would not die due to lack of music, but I would most likely kill myself if music stopped existing...if I have nothing to help me feel alive there really is no point.



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31 Jul 2011, 2:21 am

I am a musician.

I wouldn't die as a direct result of music not existing, but it's the number one thing that makes life worth living for me.


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31 Jul 2011, 11:12 am

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I've heard claims a many from teenagers that life wouldn't be worth living if they couldn't have music. Well, asking this of the few who doesn't listen to music, is it?


I think that is a very childish, stupid statement. That would be like saying the live of a deaf person is pointless. I do like music, but that is not the most important thing in my life. And my life is more important o me than listening to music.



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31 Jul 2011, 12:17 pm

Ilka wrote:
swbluto wrote:
I've heard claims a many from teenagers that life wouldn't be worth living if they couldn't have music. Well, asking this of the few who doesn't listen to music, is it?


I think that is a very childish, stupid statement. That would be like saying the live of a deaf person is pointless. I do like music, but that is not the most important thing in my life. And my life is more important o me than listening to music.



Ok...just remember music has really helped some people get through some very difficult times in their lives, I do not think there is anything stupid or childish about being honest that if it were not for music there is a very large chance I would not be here. When no one is there to help which is much of the time due to the fact so few people actually understand how I feel......there is music.

If I were deaf my life would be pointless, I cannot stand complete silence........If there are people who can their lives aren't meaningless but for me yeah being deaf would most likely=death.



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31 Jul 2011, 12:17 pm

I don't know where I'd be without my music.


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31 Jul 2011, 12:38 pm

NO. I would not be able to live without music. If music went away or I became deaf, I would probably commit suicide (no offense to the deaf community).


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31 Jul 2011, 1:04 pm

It might be good to ask this question of someone who is deaf and can't hear. You learn to cope, I'd imagine. Having known the joy of music, I'd say it'd be hard to live without it. But someone who has never heard music before may get along just fine in life. The real trouble is when you have to make the transition from hearing to not hearing. That's gotta be really hard.


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31 Jul 2011, 1:06 pm

"Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music."
-Sergei Rachmaninoff

I would be very sad if music would disappear from my life. Playing the piano can be such a beautiful way of escaping it all.

Still, I would take deafness over blindness any day.



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31 Jul 2011, 1:06 pm

Ask people who lived under the Taliban (and probably still do)?



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31 Jul 2011, 1:19 pm

Well being born deaf is one thing, but yeah I am quite sure I would have no desire to cope if I went deaf, I am already isolated enough in my own mind I don't need to be even further isolated and probably could not handle it so yeah suicide would be the result. that is one of the few exceptions for the no-suicide rule I try to stick to. Because usually what happens is if I feel that way I listen to music and smoke a bowl if I have any and then I live to see the next day.



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31 Jul 2011, 6:12 pm

Yeah, I couldn't live without music. It's a kind of release for me so without it, I'd probably explode :bom:


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31 Jul 2011, 9:09 pm

syrella wrote:
It might be good to ask this question of someone who is deaf and can't hear. You learn to cope, I'd imagine. Having known the joy of music, I'd say it'd be hard to live without it. But someone who has never heard music before may get along just fine in life. The real trouble is when you have to make the transition from hearing to not hearing. That's gotta be really hard.


It's just sensory adaptation. When a person moves from a sugary diet to a vegetarian diet, their taste buds may first object to the blandness and lack of sweetness, but over time, their sense of taste adapts and they no longer find vegetables the icky things they once thought they were. In fact, if they consume something like... candy, it might actually be *too* sweet or it just has a taste that's kind of unappealing (or not nearly as appealing as someone accustomed to it.).

A person without melodious sounds would likewise adapt. If there were not the guitar riffs and drum beats of rock roll, one would find joy in the songs of birds that bards a many waxed poetic about.



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31 Jul 2011, 9:41 pm

swbluto wrote:
syrella wrote:
It might be good to ask this question of someone who is deaf and can't hear. You learn to cope, I'd imagine. Having known the joy of music, I'd say it'd be hard to live without it. But someone who has never heard music before may get along just fine in life. The real trouble is when you have to make the transition from hearing to not hearing. That's gotta be really hard.


It just sensory adaptation. When a person moves from a sugary diet to a vegetarian diet, their taste buds may first object to the blandness and lack of sweetness, but over time, their sense of taste adapts and they no longer find vegetables the icky things they once thought they were. In fact, if they consume something like... candy, it might actually be *too* sweet or it just has a taste that's kind of unappealing (or not nearly as appealing as someone accustomed to it.).

A person without melodious sounds would likewise adapt. If there were not the guitar riffs and drum beats of rock roll, one would find joy in the songs of birds that bards a many waxed poetic about.


Not to be pedantic, but there's a whole lot more to music than just "melodious sounds".


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