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Yukon Cornelius
11-01-2014, 06:04 PM
So couple years ago (2008) I joined this site and drank the kool aid. You know, the kool aid that the ukulele is a magical instrument. Yeah, it isn't. The ukulele is no more magical that any other musical instrument. It is an inanimate object that really can't bring any joy or change. Joy and change has to come from within or from other living objects.

I left the site and changed my user name (formerly haolejohn) and rarely hang out here and sip on the kool aid. That doesn't mean anything. It just means that life gets in the way, and internet forums aren't as important for human interaction at the moment. Does that mean that forums or the ukulele are bad? Of course not.

Winter is coming and with that season, comes more down town. Winter is long, and dark. I wished my little instrument of joy would shine magical beams of light out of its sound hole, but instead notes of music will drift out. With these notes of music, I hope to spread joy to someone. Anyone. Head over to the contest section to see what joy can be found.

janeray1940
11-01-2014, 08:02 PM
A lot of the "oldtimers" seem to be here less frequently these days, myself included. Life happens - no need to put a good/bad value on it, it just *is* :)

As for the magic - my opinion is that it's not the instrument that's magical, but rather music itself, regardless of what is used to make it.

Yukon Cornelius
11-01-2014, 08:34 PM
A lot of the "oldtimers" seem to be here less frequently these days, myself included. Life happens - no need to put a good/bad value on it, it just *is* :)

As for the magic - my opinion is that it's not the instrument that's magical, but rather music itself, regardless of what is used to make it.

We got a winnah winnah chicken dinnah hea.
Music is the magic.

Tigeralum2001
11-01-2014, 10:16 PM
We got a winnah winnah chicken dinnah hea.
Music is the magic.
What makes the uke magical to me is the ease of which one can learn to play. In my experience as an adult learner of music, it is 4th behind the triangle, the kazoo, and the autoharp. However, the first 3 aren't very cool...

Phluffy the Destroyer
11-01-2014, 10:57 PM
So couple years ago (2008) I joined this site and drank the kool aid. You know, the kool aid that the ukulele is a magical instrument. Yeah, it isn't. The ukulele is no more magical that any other musical instrument.

My ukulele IS magical. Sorry to hear yours is crap.


It is an inanimate object that really can't bring any joy or change. Joy and change has to come from within or from other living objects.

I assume you mean like bacon. Bacon is joy. While I will admit that it technically comes from a living thing; you have to kill that living thing to get bacon. Much like ukuleles. You have to kill a tree to make a good ukulele. Hence, ukuleles are musical bacon.


I left the site and changed my user name (formerly haolejohn) and rarely hang out here and sip on the kool aid. That doesn't mean anything. It just means that life gets in the way, and internet forums aren't as important for human interaction at the moment. Does that mean that forums or the ukulele are bad? Of course not.

You appear to be the only person suggesting that ukuleles are bad. Just an observation...


Winter is coming and with that season, comes more down town. Winter is long, and dark.

Medication helps. So does donating to Toys for Tots. If you don't need medication, donate to Toys for Tots and the winter becomes much warmer and brighter. If you hate kids and Kool Aid, try volunteering at a homeless shelter. Lots of warm fuzzies there too.


I wished my little instrument of joy would shine magical beams of light out of its sound hole,

A piezo disc and an LED, properly installed, will make light shine out of the sound hole. Cost ya about $5 at Radio Shack or $ .40 wholesale. Try it. It's magical!


but instead notes of music will drift out.

See! You're making music! You're already doing better than some of us, so there's no need to be such a Gloomy Gus.


With these notes of music, I hope to spread joy to someone.

I'm not sure how you got from there to here, but hey, run with it! Put those scissors down first though.


Anyone. Head over to the contest section to see what joy can be found.

Forget Joy. For a good time call 606-4311; ask for "Ken."

kypfer
11-02-2014, 12:29 AM
Yukon Cornelius (formerly haolejohn) wrote:
I joined this site and drank the kool aid. You know, the kool aid that the ukulele is a magical instrument. Yeah, it isn't. ... bad juju ... too much sugar ... should have gone for a diet beverage!


Joy and change has to come from within or from other living objects. ... diamonds and gold bring much joy, as does a bacon and ketchup sandwich ;)

If you can't get joy from a ukulele, try an ocarina http://www.mountainsocarina.com/b/videos/ :rolleyes:

VegasGeorge
11-02-2014, 02:20 AM
I think all musical instruments have some magic in them. Imagine the startling fascination and wonder of the first man who created a whistle instrument out of bone or wood. You can see some of it in a child's eyes when first introduced to an instrument he can "play." Sure, you can say the magic is in the music or sound. Pythagorus and Helmholtz would probably agree with you. But the beautifully organized sound seems to come floating out of the musical instrument as if by magic. Then there's the magic of taking a mute material such as wood or brass, and by cutting, bending, gluing, soldering, turn it into something that can sing. It seems as if a basic quality has been conjured up and added to that material. It isn't the same anymore. Then there is the beauty of the instruments themselves. Symmetrical, highly polished, equipped with cleverly designed and manufactured mechanical intricacies, they stand alone as works of art. And art has always had its magical qualities, capable of inspiring great emotion in the viewer. It's so unfortunate that modern scientific man has so discredited magical and spiritual causes. Science seems to believe that by naming parts and defining processes we can ultimately achieve complete understanding of the universe surrounding us. I'm not so sure about that. I think I would always ask why the sound of a string vibrating between a nut and a saddle makes my heart yearn so. And I doubt that the names, processes, and mathematics of it would ever provide a satisfying answer.

CeeJay
11-02-2014, 02:35 AM
Yukon Cornelius (formerly haolejohn) wrote: ... bad juju ... too much sugar ... should have gone for a diet beverage!

... diamonds and gold bring much joy, as does a bacon and ketchup sandwich ;)

If you can't get joy from a ukulele, try an ocarina http://www.mountainsocarina.com/b/videos/ :rolleyes:


It has to be for me...HP sauce ...the old stuff ..

PhilUSAFRet
11-02-2014, 02:44 AM
Haole!!!!!! You were missed. I've been wondering what happened to you. Sometimes the joy jumps from the uke, sometimes it jumps back at it when you play for someone. Important thing is you are back and that gives me some joy.

UkerDanno
11-02-2014, 02:45 AM
I recently met a magical instrument when my friend returned from a trip to the Big Island with her Moore Bettah! It is definitely magical as are the sounds that come out of it...

IamNoMan
11-02-2014, 01:30 PM
I just got back from the monthly Jamboree in my village. About 18 musicians, 125 in audience. Everyone is allowed to sit in for all the sets. Today was particularly fun. Got to try out two uke songs on the open stage and I was the only banjo player there today. I didn't know what to play when. The best part was When I found myself jamming away and playing diminished chords. Two months ago when I got my uke, I didn't know what a diminished chord was. Now that's what I call magic.

KaraUkey
11-02-2014, 02:12 PM
We had a packed house for our regular first Saturday of the month KaraUkey Strum fest and sing along at the Fox n Hounds hotel. Loads of Ukuleles a guitar or two, good audience, good music and lots of fun. I only have to see the looks on their faces to know the magical instruments are doing their thing.

IamNoMan
11-02-2014, 03:34 PM
I would like to get Down Under some day and check out the uke scene, (and a lot of other things too). My wife is in the wool business so it's not a totally unlikely prospect. I'm looking for a uke club within about an hours drive of Harrisburg PA. The few ukers I know in the area are too encumbered to start a club of our own for several months minimum. But why re-invent the wheel if there's a club in the area. If any of you know about such an outfit in the Harrisburg area please post or PM me. I know about the Uke Koop in Altoona but four hours travel time just doesn't work for me.

Yukon Cornelius
11-02-2014, 05:34 PM
What makes the uke magical to me is the ease of which one can learn to play. In my experience as an adult learner of music, it is 4th behind the triangle, the kazoo, and the autoharp. However, the first 3 aren't very cool...

LOL!! I needed that laugh. I like it. We once had a lady show up to a SEUker jam with the autoharp. For real. She also invited us all to a cuddle party. Ask UkeRepublic about that one.

Yukon Cornelius
11-02-2014, 05:38 PM
My ukulele IS magical. Sorry to hear yours is crap.



I assume you mean like bacon. Bacon is joy. While I will admit that it technically comes from a living thing; you have to kill that living thing to get bacon. Much like ukuleles. You have to kill a tree to make a good ukulele. Hence, ukuleles are musical bacon.



You appear to be the only person suggesting that ukuleles are bad. Just an observation...



Medication helps. So does donating to Toys for Tots. If you don't need medication, donate to Toys for Tots and the winter becomes much warmer and brighter. If you hate kids and Kool Aid, try volunteering at a homeless shelter. Lots of warm fuzzies there too.



A piezo disc and an LED, properly installed, will make light shine out of the sound hole. Cost ya about $5 at Radio Shack or $ .40 wholesale. Try it. It's magical!



See! You're making music! You're already doing better than some of us, so there's no need to be such a Gloomy Gus.



I'm not sure how you got from there to here, but hey, run with it! Put those scissors down first though.



Forget Joy. For a good time call 606-4311; ask for "Ken."

completely misses the point:)

Yukon Cornelius
11-02-2014, 05:39 PM
Yukon Cornelius (formerly haolejohn) wrote: ... bad juju ... too much sugar ... should have gone for a diet beverage!

... diamonds and gold bring much joy, as does a bacon and ketchup sandwich ;)

If you can't get joy from a ukulele, try an ocarina http://www.mountainsocarina.com/b/videos/ :rolleyes:
But that dang aspartame...

Yukon Cornelius
11-02-2014, 05:42 PM
Haole!!!!!! You were missed. I've been wondering what happened to you. Sometimes the joy jumps from the uke, sometimes it jumps back at it when you play for someone. Important thing is you are back and that gives me some joy.

Thanks Phil. It is good to come back. Head over to the contest section and reply...gonna be some good prizes.

ichadwick
11-03-2014, 12:44 AM
A lot of the "oldtimers" seem to be here less frequently these days, myself included. Life happens - no need to put a good/bad value on it, it just *is* :)

As for the magic - my opinion is that it's not the instrument that's magical, but rather music itself, regardless of what is used to make it.

I tend to spend more time playing and practicing than posting, as well as engaging in other activities - writing, blogging, reading, a little bit of World of Tanks maybe, walking the dogs, raking leaves, playing again, baking bread, a few more strums... less time online.

janeray1940
11-03-2014, 06:35 AM
I tend to spend more time playing and practicing than posting... less time online.

Yep, makes two of us. Since I work online and have frequent periods of downtime, I check in during those times. But otherwise I prefer to spend my free time as far away from electronic media as possible!

Yukon Cornelius
11-03-2014, 06:46 AM
I tend to spend more time playing and practicing than posting, as well as engaging in other activities - writing, blogging, reading, a little bit of World of Tanks maybe, walking the dogs, raking leaves, playing again, baking bread, a few more strums... less time online.

Another winnah, winnah, chicken dinnah!!

Except I'm not raking leaves, or walking the dogs, or baking bread...lol.

Less time online.

Dougf
11-03-2014, 06:51 AM
There's no such thing as magic, we all know that.

A 'ukulele is nothing more than some pieces of wood, shaped and glued together with a little bone and wire, strung with fluorocarbon string that is held in place with little pegs. The wood is from a tree that may have started life before your grandfather was born, the basic layout of the body, neck, and frets can be traced to a tradition over a thousand years old. And every day, people make new sounds with it.

No, there's no magic here.

IamNoMan
11-03-2014, 07:13 AM
There's no such thing as magic, we all know that.

A 'ukulele is nothing more than some pieces of wood, shaped and glued together with a little bone and wire, strung with fluorocarbon string that is held in place with little pegs. The wood is from a tree that may have started life before your grandfather was born, the basic layout of the body, neck, and frets can be traced to a tradition over a thousand years old. And every day, people make new sounds with it.

No, there's no magic here.You are certainly right. But any sufficiently advanced technology that creates Wonder is Magic.

twentytabby
11-03-2014, 07:36 AM
What makes the uke magical to me is the ease of which one can learn to play. In my experience as an adult learner of music, it is 4th behind the triangle, the kazoo, and the autoharp. However, the first 3 aren't very cool...

Autoharps are cool! :) :) :)

Any instrument can be magical and cool with the right amount of desire, talent and practice.

I recently saw this autoharpist in concert:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbKApkQe2Jk

molokinirum
11-03-2014, 08:33 AM
A lot of the "oldtimers" seem to be here less frequently these days, myself included. Life happens - no need to put a good/bad value on it, it just *is* :)

As for the magic - my opinion is that it's not the instrument that's magical, but rather music itself, regardless of what is used to make it.

Oh I agree....myself included!!!

Phuufme
11-03-2014, 09:03 AM
Hmm I don't know. When I put down my guitar and pick up my ukulele at a gig, almost everyone who notices smiles. And when I play those first chords, more smiles. To me, THAT is magical.

Ukejenny
11-03-2014, 11:47 AM
A lot of the "oldtimers" seem to be here less frequently these days, myself included. Life happens - no need to put a good/bad value on it, it just *is* :)

As for the magic - my opinion is that it's not the instrument that's magical, but rather music itself, regardless of what is used to make it.

And to that I will only add, listening to music is magical, but making it is a different kind of magic. I like being the alchemist. And, when I play that music, I feel transformed. My problems fade, if even for a little while, and I feel like I've done something beautiful - made something beautiful.

I get the winter blahs with the sun setting so early. Playing music really helps lift my mood.

Yukon Cornelius
11-03-2014, 02:10 PM
sounds like the general consensus is that what comes out of the uke is magical. Not the instrument itself?

IamNoMan
11-03-2014, 02:48 PM
An interesting question Yukon. THe ukulele does possess a charm on its own. And the simplicity involved in picking up the instrument from scratch and making music so easily could make one believe there is spirit residing in the instrument. I find it a wonder that the ukulele has adapted to and been developed in such harmony with its natal and native environment, ie Hawaii.

CeeJay
11-03-2014, 03:04 PM
sounds like the general consensus is that what comes out of the uke is magical. Not the instrument itself?

You aint heard what I get out of it.......if that's magic then the Wicked Witch of the East is back ...and taken residence with Lord Sauron at Mordor Towers ....LOL

Freeda
11-03-2014, 04:03 PM
Maybe its not magic
Maybe tis but a key
Meant to unlock the magic
Hiding inside of me

Chopped Liver
11-03-2014, 05:58 PM
sounds like the general consensus is that what comes out of the uke is magical. Not the instrument itself?

Maybe for them, but not for me! I love music, but there IS something magical about the ukulele! You see, I play the piano, penny whistle, Native American flutes, transverse flutes. They're nice. LOVE my piano. Love the classical flute that I have but can't play much because of wrist pain.

On to life - it's hard. REALLY hard sometimes. I'm working two jobs (one I don't get paid for but love) and am a full time seminary student. Can we say stressed? I'm always tired and often down.

HOWEVER, when I pick up my uke, there's magic. No matter how I feel, that little bundle of joy makes me smile and makes me feel happy. Don't know if it's because of the way you cradle that baby, or if it's the cuteness of it, or the harp-like sound, or the ease of playing and sense of accomplishment quickly. Don't really care what it is. Makes me feel good and helps me to relax for a little while. I don't get that from listening to music or from playing other instruments.

As much stress and exhaustion I have, anything that can make me feel like that, is MAGIC!

UKES ARE MAGIC!!!! :music:

iDavid
11-03-2014, 11:15 PM
Maybe for them, but not for me! I love music, but there IS something magical about the ukulele! You see, I play the piano, penny whistle, Native American flutes, transverse flutes. They're nice. LOVE my piano. Love the classical flute that I have but can't play much because of wrist pain.

On to life - it's hard. REALLY hard sometimes. I'm working two jobs (one I don't get paid for but love) and am a full time seminary student. Can we say stressed? I'm always tired and often down.

HOWEVER, when I pick up my uke, there's magic. No matter how I feel, that little bundle of joy makes me smile and makes me feel happy. Don't know if it's because of the way you cradle that baby, or if it's the cuteness of it, or the harp-like sound, or the ease of playing and sense of accomplishment quickly. Don't really care what it is. Makes me feel good and helps me to relax for a little while. I don't get that from listening to music or from playing other instruments.

As much stress and exhaustion I have, anything that can make me feel like that, is MAGIC!

UKES ARE MAGIC!!!! :music:

I agree 100 percent. I have played many instruments, but none of them had the magic of a ukulele!

hucklelele
11-03-2014, 11:42 PM
Steve Martin say "you really Can't Sing A Depressing Song While Playing The Banjo"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Y30YkQMfvU


and I think it all goes TWICE for the ukulele!



:nana:

KaraUkey
11-04-2014, 01:54 AM
Maybe for them, but not for me! I love music, but there IS something magical about the ukulele! You see, I play the piano, penny whistle, Native American flutes, transverse flutes. They're nice. LOVE my piano. Love the classical flute that I have but can't play much because of wrist pain.

On to life - it's hard. REALLY hard sometimes. I'm working two jobs (one I don't get paid for but love) and am a full time seminary student. Can we say stressed? I'm always tired and often down.

HOWEVER, when I pick up my uke, there's magic. No matter how I feel, that little bundle of joy makes me smile and makes me feel happy. Don't know if it's because of the way you cradle that baby, or if it's the cuteness of it, or the harp-like sound, or the ease of playing and sense of accomplishment quickly. Don't really care what it is. Makes me feel good and helps me to relax for a little while. I don't get that from listening to music or from playing other instruments.

As much stress and exhaustion I have, anything that can make me feel like that, is MAGIC!

UKES ARE MAGIC!!!! :music:
Yep. I've listened to lots of music and played several different instruments and I know that feeling. I love my ukes.

Newportlocal
11-04-2014, 07:42 AM
Good to see you. Hope you come around more often again. I took a break to be more responsible with things in the real world. That being said the ukulele is magical for me. I still play all the time. It brings me huge amounts of joy, and I have met some wonderful people. Still hope one day to get the funds for a Moore Bettah. Sorry if things are not bringing you joy, and I hope things turn around for you my friend.

Yukon Cornelius
11-04-2014, 02:41 PM
Good to see you. Hope you come around more often again. I took a break to be more responsible with things in the real world. That being said the ukulele is magical for me. I still play all the time. It brings me huge amounts of joy, and I have met some wonderful people. Still hope one day to get the funds for a Moore Bettah. Sorry if things are not bringing you joy, and I hope things turn around for you my friend.

It's not that it doesn't bring me joy. It's just not magical. Music is way more magical. The Uke is simply a tool.

janeray1940
11-04-2014, 02:43 PM
It's not that it doesn't bring me joy. It's just not magical. Music is way more magical. The Uke is simply a tool.

Yep. This!!! :)

IamNoMan
11-04-2014, 02:57 PM
Hucklelele: Shortly after I got my drivers license My friends and I drove to Philadelphia to hear Leslie West play. The show was sold out, but we made our way to the Main Point where Michael Cooney was playing. I don't remember if he played the Ukulele that night but he did play the Banjo. I immediately fell under its Spell and decided to learn to play the banjo one day. Some time after that I became Enchanted by Singing. Now I am Ensorcelled by Ukulele. All three bring joy to my life in equal measure. Magical? Of course not!

Chopped Liver
11-04-2014, 03:47 PM
It is too magical! :music:

Uke Republic
11-22-2014, 10:36 AM
LOL!! I needed that laugh. I like it. We once had a lady show up to a SEUker jam with the autoharp. For real. She also invited us all to a cuddle party. Ask UkeRepublic about that one.

Ahhhh! The cuddle party lady

Chopped Liver
11-22-2014, 11:04 AM
Hey, if it isn't magical, then why are y'all all buying them? Are you buying an equal number of pianos or accordions or drum sets? I thought not. I rest my case! :D

pulelehua
11-23-2014, 10:36 AM
I think life is magical. The ukulele is a way of unlocking that magic, not just for yourself, but for others. Yes, other instruments can do that. Since starting to play the ukulele 5 years ago (yoiks!), I've rediscovered the electric guitar, the bass, have discovered the resonator guitar, and enjoy singing more than I ever have. I also know dozens, if not hundreds, of songs I never would have known. I also find it fun to be crap at instruments. I'll pick up anything now and have a go: trumpets, French horns, clarinets, flutes, anything.

I cannot name any instrument which has brought me joy in the way the ukulele has, and I've been playing for about 25 years.

In the film Excalibur, King Arthur says, "I did not how empty was my heart until it was filled." The ukulele filled my heart.

bborzell
11-24-2014, 05:21 AM
Steve Martin say "you really Can't Sing A Depressing Song While Playing The Banjo"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Y30YkQMfvU


and I think it all goes TWICE for the ukulele!



:nana:

The reason why people might think that it is near impossible to sing a depressing song while playing a banjo is that our society has devolved to a point where people who cause depression in others are refusing to take responsibility for their actions.

twentytabby
11-24-2014, 05:30 AM
Hey, if it isn't magical, then why are y'all all buying them? Are you buying an equal number of pianos or accordions or drum sets? I thought not. I rest my case! :D

Ummmmmm............
I have way more accordions and way more banjos than ukuleles.

My spouse is trying to hold me back on ukes saying I don't need to go crazy on them like I did accordions and banjos. :)

bborzell
11-24-2014, 05:37 AM
I bought a wand at Harry Potter's place in Orlando in September. It was represented as being a "Magic Wand", but I didn't believe the claim then and even less so today. There was another model available at significantly higher cost that would allow interaction with various kiosk type locations located throughout the Potter parts of the park. I decided against springing for the extra bucks when it became clear that in order to maintain the added features of the upscale wand after I left the park, I would need to bring one or more of the kiosks home with me. We were traveling with limited luggage capacity so that option seemed put of the question.

I don't believe in magic, but it's hard to argue the efficacy of Bluetooth (when it works). Just as my mid priced Dumbledore wand will not transcend the natural world, none of my ukes appear to have the capability to cast spells or render me invisible during times of danger.

What they do rather well is provide for a pleasing interlude in the natural order of my life. After all, I don't have to believe that Santa Claus is a real person in order to enjoy the holiday season.

flea bitten
01-24-2015, 07:22 PM
No I don't think their magical but in some people they may fulfil a need which is magical. In my case I like the sense of achievement I feel when nailing a song, playing with others, watching my son play and enjoy himself playing/jamming with others. I think the enthusiasm that the player exudes is important too from a listening point of view on any instrument. I know when I'm not tired I'm better at getting the right rhythm.

cheers
flea bitten

spookelele
01-24-2015, 07:48 PM
A uke isn't magic?

How does it make your money just disappear?

flea bitten
01-24-2015, 07:52 PM
A uke isn't magic?

How does it make your money just disappear?

lol That's just satisfying a need to do uke related things.

Pueo
01-24-2015, 09:00 PM
Aloha John,
Funny you mention magic. I just wanted to share an interesting comment I once received. My brother-in-law's parents celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on the North Shore of Oahu in the summer of 2013. They had asked me if I would sing and play at the party, and I said sure. It was really the first time that I had sang and played for an audience (as opposed to a jam or uke group performance), and even though I knew most everyone there, there were still a number of people who had never heard me sing and play. I had fun with it, and just played traditional Hawaiian songs.
Afterwards, my OTHER brother-in-law, who had never heard me play before, said, "You know, that just blows me away - I could never do that. To me, that's just like performing a magic trick to be able to make music like that."

What a cool thing to say.

So, there is your magic for you!

Rllink
01-25-2015, 03:22 AM
I think this whole argument is just a matter of semantics. I don't use Disney words to describe my feelings. Magical, enchanting, words like that is not how I describe my ukulele journey, but I think that I feel the same about my ukulele experience as everyone else, it is just that "magical" is not what I call it. I'm just not that emotionally expressive. I tend to say that I have a lot of fun with it. One thing though, to me it is a "journey". I use that word a lot when I describe what I'm doing with my uke. Again, it is semantics, and that is the semantic that best describes my experience for me.

spookelele
01-25-2015, 04:33 AM
I think this whole argument is just a matter of semantics. I don't use Disney words to describe my feelings. Magical, enchanting, words like that is not how I describe my ukulele journey, but I think that I feel the same about my ukulele experience as everyone else, it is just that "magical" is not what I call it. I'm just not that emotionally expressive. I tend to say that I have a lot of fun with it. One thing though, to me it is a "journey". I use that word a lot when I describe what I'm doing with my uke. Again, it is semantics, and that is the semantic that best describes my experience for me.

You need a new word, cuz Disney used that one.

http://movies.disney.com/the-incredible-journey

I don't think it's semantics.
I think it's different things to different people.

Really, what is "magic"? It's affecting something/someone in way that is not really describe-able/understandable.
If I play my uke, and it makes me happy, I don't know why, but it does. I don't have to know why something works if it does.

Thing is.. Sometimes placebo's "work". If I take a fake pill, and it lowers my blood pressure, how is that less effective than if I took a chemical? Science doesn't actually explain the placebo effect, but does recognize the effect is real.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MKGbnFgtd8