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    Default Is sadness beautiful to any of you?

    I read somewhere that INFPs/ENFPs (and probably other types too, but specifically those two) are naturally attracted to sadness. They're the deep poets that write of mourning and death - that find the beauty in things most people may not.

    I personally find sadness to be an extremely beautiful thing. It is very, very touching. It is one of the only things that can truly move me.

    It's a VERY hard thing to explain, and I wish I could explain better, but I really can't put it into words.

    I'm sure some of you understand?

    Here are some examples of things that really move me,








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    Sadness is very touching and moves me, and of course there is beauty in sadness, for me it's mostly in solitary surroundings and melancholy, something that is seemingly detached from the rest. But it's is also very depressing too see in others. I can't say that I'm attracted to sadness, though. I'm fine with my own sadness, but seeing others in a lot of pain like that kicks my empathy into overdrive and that is too painful for me. I'd rather try to alleviate their sadness in any way I possibly can. That could be regarded as selfish from my part.

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    I see how sadness can be beautiful and some of my favorite songs and works of art are sad but I also prefer not to dwell on the sad stuff too much.
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    wow those pictures made me think of livejournal blogs. circa 2002.
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    Sad art, music and poetry are beautiful to me. However, real human tragedy is simply sad, not beautiful.

    This is my favourite poem of all time.


    O Rose, thou art sick!
    The invisible worm
    That flies in the night,
    In the howling storm,
    Has found out thy bed
    Of crimson joy:
    And his dark secret love
    Does thy life destroy.

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    I find melancholy to be fairly aesthetic and almost idealistic, in a lot of instances.
    [YOUTUBE="oEJJxPgwkzA"]Devin Townsend - Away[/YOUTUBE]

    Good example ^

    I really like decrepit abandonments, too, they just look awesome. This is one of the primary reasons urban exploration is interesting to me.
    I would say I tend to find beauty or appeal in things that others often don't, maybe... Things that are vaugely "dark" and whatnot.

    But, having dealt with the realities of depression both in others and myself, I'd have to say I don't find things of that sort of severe nature at all appealing.

    I'm not an NF though, so, nevermind. ;P
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    I like music videos with post-apocalyptic scenes.

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    I just think life is beautiful.. Being alive is beautiful.. Being sad is part of being alive and so it has value and beauty.

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    I've noticed that it seems easier to write sad stories. The happy ones often come out wrong. I wonder if it is because when the audience sees a sad person, they relate, but when they see a happy person, they feel jealous.

    So, anyone making a happy story needs to make his character sad first. Or do something else to not make the viewer jealous. Take Forrest Gump... it's ok he is happy since you can also feel good about yourself not being as dumb as he is. It's also ok for anything cute to be happy, since anything that can be called cute is by definition something inferior to you.

    Funny how powerplay makes our empathy one sided...

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