11 April 2007

Heavy Metal "a comfort for the bright child"

An article at the Telegraph tells us:

Intelligent teenagers often listen to heavy metal music to cope with the pressures associated with being talented, according to research.

The results of a study of more than 1,000 of the brightest five per cent of young people will come as relief to parents whose offspring, usually long-haired, are devotees of Iron Maiden, AC/DC and their musical descendants.

Researchers found that, far from being a sign of delinquency and poor academic ability, many adolescent "metalheads" are extremely bright and often use the music to help them deal with the stresses and strains of being gifted social outsiders.

For my own sake, I hope this also applies to 20-somethings.

4 comments:

Tess said...

Doll, you absolutely rock.

Hail and Kill!

Walter Stringfellow said...

Hail and Kill! You going to stop by sometime before I graduate?

Tess said...

Absolutely. I will be at some of B-Nal...when is that, now? And I will try to be at your graduation and any related celebrations/parties if you tell me when those are being held.

In exchange for keeping me informed, I will show you all of my new piercings since you last saw me. They are all in highly worthwhile places, I promise.

Miss you!

Walter Stringfellow said...

Dunno...I will find out though.