lavenderuby wrote: Now that I stop and think about it, I guess they have. I also used to listen to a lot of (now that I reaaally think about it) rather depressing music, which probably didn't really help anything. lol
But I definitely feel a lot happier listening to Arashi and other JE groups as well. I agree with Dawn above, watching their shows and performances and listening to their songs never fails to cheer me up if I'm ever a bit upset. And just seeing how hard all the members always work also motivates me to work harder at whatever I'm doing too. (Honestly, I think I would've given on Japanese and would be lying on the ground sobbing if it weren't for the fact that I'm determined to understand what is Arashi are saying during their shows/interviews etc. haha)
majidekita wrote: I don't know if I can say that I'm a happier person because of Arashi. However, I can say that after a long day or when I'm sad, watching Arashi lifts my spirit. So they do bring happiness...but I don't know if my personality has changed. I feel that I've always been the same person. But know I have Arashi to recharge and be a place of comfort and happiness.
nejisorariku wrote: Definitely. 100% yes. I used to really worry so much about things. I usually get depressed easily. No one knows about it because I usually don't open up to people even to my closest friends, but now whenever I feel down I just try to sing and listen to their upbeat and positive songs (Sakura sake, Fight song, Energy song etc.) and then I'll remember to stop worrying, and to just do my best and look forward.
Really, this is also one of the reasons why I really really love them. Their positivity is infectious. (Hello Mr. Sunshine, Aiba Masaki) Their determination and passion are inspiring and they just really make me feel better.
I don't think Arashi has made me a happier person. However, I think they are one of the few reasons why I'm still here. I battle with a severe depression and when life starts getting too hard Aibakaland and memories connected to certain songs keep me going.