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Surprisingly; Four main reasons we take comfort in melancholy songs:

in Article published on "" for 10-weird-ways-to-be-happy-today" , one of those weird ways is to listen to melancholic songs, might provides us comfort because:

  • They allow us to drift off into imagination

  • They might provide us catharsis (emotion regulation)

  • They allow us to relate to a common emotion (empathy), and

  • They’re divorced from our actual problems (no “real-life” implications)

Would you agree? 🙂

The above reasons were extracted from a scientific survey on a large population, you can check the results of that survey on the link below;


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