By “double life”, we usually imagine a hidden and/or parallel life. But in reality, this is nothing more than a verbal delusion.
Although it may seem real, it is a stereotypical approach to life itself.
As is well known and commonly accepted, life is one and in fact is the interval between birth and death.
But this is not the only truth, as this dipole is “interrupted” by an intermediate. The events and choices of a man in this dipole.
According to another interpretation, it may define what society accepts and what it rejects.
All definitions of a seemingly double life come from a person’s external environment.
Those who necessarily have a dual role in a society are, of course, the artists. In case we are looking at this article, it’s the musicians.
One of their roles is for the material to live and the second for spiritual or inner living.
We are not talking about occasional musicians, who use music as a means for personal purposes, but for people who have given their souls to it.
Musicians who fight to save their souls, fighting, at the same time for their survival.
And when the kind of music they respect is Rock / Metal, then things get even more stressful.
The problem of livelihood…
We often wonder why one by one talented (often educated), cannot make a living with music?
After all, it is not uncommon when a musician points out his artistic quality, he receives the question: “Yes, but what work do you do?”.
And finally, is music really a profession?
With this question, things get complicated, not because it is complicated to be a musician, but because its contribution to society is considered insufficient.
Always of course, with the stereotypical perception of society and the environment, which is followed by the majority.
Possibly the answers can be given by the etymology of the Greek language for what exactly “profession” means.
Profession, in modern times, means: “any work, socially or legally acceptable, that is exercised for a short or long period of time for livelihood”.
However, antiquity gives us a different approach and etymology of the word, as it then meant: “promise”.
The strange thing about all this is that the opposite of professionalism is amateurism.
Etymologically in modern times, this means: “one who deals with something for pleasure, not professionally or for the purpose of financial gain”.
But again, ancient Greek literature gives another approach to the meaning of the word: “he who loves, longs, desires, art”.
A definition closer to the philosophy of someone who wants to get involved in music, as, for sure, he is carried away by the desire for this art.
I will dare to conclude that what one loves does not need any legal status or reward.
On the other hand, coercion enjoys social acceptance and is even rewarded.
So, there is a distortion of reality, from specific sources, which also benefit from it.
The only argument is the identification of innocence with freedom and professionalism with amateurism.