Music, Psychiatry, and Identity

Ilexa Yardley
Aug 6, 2017 · 2 min read

Everybody’s bipolar.

North-south, bipolar. (Photo by Alice Moore)

When you listen to music, do you prefer upbeat, with major chords, or melancholic, with minor chords? Or, do you mix it up? Half-and-half?

So, you’re telling me you’re bipolar. Either way. No matter what you choose (chose). This goes back to sun and moon, yang and yin, complementary behavior. So, it’s an ancient dichotomy, psychiatrists use, to classify people (to classify you).

If you are born in an even month, chances are you’re yang. An odd month, chances are, you’re yin. Yang, you’d rather upbeat, happy music. Yin, you’d rather melancholic, somewhat sad music. Why? Yang and yin are sun and moon. Hot and cold behavior.

Now, the truth is, you can’t have yang without yin. Complementarity is the basis for identity because duplicity is the basis for a unit. Every other day, up and down, all around, we all change behavior, in a fairly predicable pattern.

This takes us to the zero and the one. Technology mirrors, and mimics, this bipolar pattern. If zero, then one, implies, if one, then, zero. Establishing 50–50 behavior in all disciplines, for all identities.

Meaning, you can’t judge a person by the music he, or she, prefers. Half the time, the opposing preference makes sense, for all people. We’re all moody. Because, let’s face it, nature is moody, reality is moody, technology is moody.

Conservation of the circle is the core dynamic in nature.

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