There are many positive effects of classical music and whether you want to become a professional musician or not, studying it can really help you live a better life. Benefits of listening and playing classical music have been known for a long time, but you don't have to be rich anymore to study it. With easily available information on the internet, affordable music instruments and so many music teachers today who don't charge much for lessons, most people can afford it. It also doesn't matter how old you are because you are never too old to start and most classical musicians will tell you that.
Do you know that classical music can really make you smarter? That is not just some people's opinion. With advancements in medical technology, it has been proven that an average classical musician uses both halves of the brain much more frequently then an average person. Classical musicians are trained to think fast and to do many different things at the same time without getting confused. That is the reason why a brain of a classical musician is much more active then a brain of an average person and it is also a reason why classical musicians are much less likely to ever get Alzheimer's disease than the rest of population. Classical music can keep your mind sharp no matter how old you are and it wouldn't be odd to find a ninety year old classical musician who has much better memory than an average twenty year old. Also, just like classical music can prevent Alzheimer's disease it can help treat it too. Being able to think fast at an old age is something that you just can't put a price to and it can help you live a much better life when you get old.
IT’S GOOD TO BE A PARENT
Having kids makes me feel like a kid again. My wife often tells me that I’m a big kid at heart, mainly because I like still like to watch cartoons and I enjoy comic books. I’ve never told her that I’m not immature for my age; what I’m actually doing is trying to recapture a piece of my lost childhood.
Things are always simpler as a kid. You don’t have to worry about paying the mortgage, or putting together the big presentation at work, or getting the car fixed before the weekend. Your main priorities as a child seem to be getting candy and watching TV.
Growing up during my own parents’ divorce was rough, in that I had to get real mature real fast. Because of their split I had to focus on being more responsible. A heavy dose of reality was thrown at me on the day I found out about their divorce, and I think that same day I stopped being a kid.
I have two kids of my own now. A daughter, Emma, who is about to turn two years-old in May, and a son, Owen, who will be two months-old at the end of this week. Both are excitable, intelligent, and astonished by everything new.
Its 4:40 AM as I sit on the couch writing this article, my kids are asleep, and I can’t help but wish they were awake and enjoying life so I can witness their amazement at the simplest things. With two kids so close in age, and both still so young, sleep is a prime commodity in my household. And yet, as tired as I am, I don’t want to waste a second seeing their bewilderment from everything they experience.
I feel like my own youth was taken from me too early, and I’m eager to protect them from the same thing happening. I want them to play for the baseball team I never tried out for. I want them to camp out underneath the stars with a group of friends. I want them to travel and see what this world has to offer outside of our city.
Seeing them enjoy the things I loved as a kid is like reliving my own childhood. They call that living vicariously. I call that good parenting.
The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy; I mean that if you are happy you will be good.
“It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.”
If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.