Music and Us

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Music has a particular way of bringing connectedness into a society. Last year, on one of my favorite cultural podcasts #stillprocessing , @jennydelux and @wsslyy interviewed psychologist Matt Steinfeld from @yaleschoolofmed.

In the interview, Dr. Steinfeld articulates just how important the influence music and the arts are on our society. He describes how, in many ways, the “arts are the pulse of the body politic” in that they provide a way to transcend and orient a population toward another reality. This is something I have believed for some time and I absolutely loved hearing it articulated this way! I was particularly moved by his illumination that “ten thousand people standing around – it’s a mob; one person stands up with a guitar, and it’s a concert.” 🎶❤️

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