Who doesnt like music? Well, me…

This title is slightly false. I don’t really like music but have a deep respect for it anyways.

Most people my age love music. In fact, one of the first questions that I am always asked when I first meet a new person is “what kind of music do you listen to?” or “what’s your favorite song/band?”. My answer to that is always the same: I don’t listen to music.

Weird, I know. How can someone not listen to much music? Doesn’t everyone listen to music? Not me. I’ll be driving down the road and it will take me about 20 minutes before I realize that the radio has been off and I have sitting in complete silence the whole time. I’m not saying that I don’t listen to music AT ALL because I do every once in a while. In fact, sometimes I like to listen to classical music and show tunes. Calming and realistic, that’s what I like. But typically, the radio is tuned to a podcast or an audio book I downloaded to my device. It’s also a huge pet peeve of mine when someone gets into my car (or I get into their car) and they blast music so loud that I can’t even hear myself think. So rude, so annoying, don’t do that!

I respect music deeply, however, for its beautiful tones and the artists who create them. I really do believe that music is what started revolutions and shaped society into what we know today. Music also brings people together in concerts and recitals and gives people a reason to keep going in lie. Oftentimes you hear on the news about a mass shooting and people blame the music that individual was listening to for the reasons for their crimes. This is false. Music is what kept them together for so long until they could not handle things anymore and snapped. Now, I am not justifying the actions of those who commit mass murder but I don’t believe in blaming the music industry for it.

Music has, and always will be, a huge part of our society (even if I don’t partake in it).

Jeanne Ley