After having a rough day, sometimes we just want to blast sad music and sing along with lyrics that match what we are feeling. The paradox– that we listen to sad music to feel better– is a question that researchers have asked for years and are beginning to understand.
Have you ever had a traumatic experience you wanted to forget? That embarrassing time you peed your pants or that horrible breakup you can’t seem to get over? Sure, we all have; this desire to forget our troubles is often displayed in our woeful imagination and in sci-fi films.