It was a cosy Sunday night in our home . The TV was working somewhere in the background , while we comfortably set around the table in the dining room . We had milk and cookies , and we conversated as if the whole world was ours... A spontaneus laughter from time to time arose around the table when one of us thought of something funny. Don't you just love family time?
At some point , the discussion leaned towards my favorite subject . My father , on the other side of the table , was responsive to the topic , and soon the two of us were like two travelers who set in front of one of the seven wonders of the world and just wondered about it. Subject ? Music , of course. And it was inevitable that after a while we would start talking about the one who I believed to be the greatest violinist ever : Jascha Heifetz . Not long after , the topic of the discussion changed towards something like "Great people in human history" . My little brother at that point decided to turn his attention up from the cookie he was savurating , and challenged me with a tough question: "Why do you think music is so important? What did music do to change the world?" Of course , me and my father quickly answered back with many examples of how music did help mankind.One phrase I liked in particular and it was my father who pronounced it: "Music made the world a better place, because it made human beings kinder" .
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"did it ?"
"of course it did."
"maybe music didn't impact us in the way science did , but it made people more sensible to the concept of beauty and harmony , and therefore it suppressed their tendency towards destruction ."
"music is everywhere . It makes our lifes richer."
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So the question started gaining form. IS this the kind of question that can be easily answered ? I decided to put it up. I am not a scientist , but some people here are . Is there a scientific explination for why music changed the world? Or do you think music did change anything in the world ?That it made it a better place? How would it have been without music? Did music contribute to the progress of mankind?
So here we go...
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