Here’s a interesting article that highlights how music and empathy are closely related.
I’d like to highlight the value of being able to understand others’ perspectives and anticipate their needs. Surely this is a basic skill that increases decision-making capabilities and fosters a service-to-others orientation. If we can help develop empathy in our students by studying music, then it’s another tool in their toolbox with which to craft a happy life!
Empathy is also the foundation of great friendships. Who hasn’t lost themselves for a few moments in hearing a friend relate some adventure, or misadventure? Empathy is what makes books and movies so enjoyable.
Once more, the study of music shows up on the list of formative activities that impact the quality of one’s life!
Keep the music on!