How Music Continues to Change the World

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Everywhere we go, we hear music.

Whether it’s music being played at our favorite cafe, on the radio from our drive home from work, or even in the grocery store while we shop, we hear music. Music is important in our everyday lives; it impacts our mood, motivates others, it’s relatable to some, and simply used for enjoyment.

Plato once said,

“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.”

It’s everywhere. The most fascinating thing about music is there are so many different sounds, instruments, and genres that create this amazing sound. I personally think there is a song for everything. Whether we’re searching for music to just keep us busy, music to get us dancing, or even music to make us happy, we can find it.

StockSnap_H38BP2XKUKWe listen to music depending on our moods. While getting ready to work out, we play our favorite playlist because we know that will get us pumped for the occasion. There’s a song that will come on in the middle of a bench press that gives us an extra jolt to get the bar up. While studying, it’s listening to more calm and collective types of music. Something with soft melodies and symphonies or even music that is lyrical that will create a beautiful flow throughout the studying environment. When we’re getting ready to go out and have a great night with friends, we’ll play something uptempo with a lot of different beats and chords. That usually gets the body jumping. That’s the power of music.

Have you ever heard anyone say, “music is therapy”?

Studies show music does increase happiness and reduce anxiety. The direct impact between music and life is that music tends to be very relatable. It has the ability to take people to places that are indescribable. Have you ever listened to a song that made a direct reference to your current situation? Whether it’s listening to a song, crying your eyes out because it relates to your current heartbreak or feeling like no one understands you and you listen to a song that describes your situation perfectly. Sometimes, you finally accomplish a goal you set for yourself and you listen to a song about overcoming obstacles. Even playing a song that just explains your happiness in life. Music has that direct impact on us. The music we listen to speaks volumes of things that only you and the music understand. Billy Joel once said,

“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.”

No matter where we come from or what type of music we listen to, music is something that brings people together.

StockSnap_8OTKBEWXCPMusic is powerful. Have you ever imagined a world with no music?

Although some of us only listen to a specific genre of music, even without the others, the world would still be lost. Like Bono said,

“Music can change the world because it can change people.”

That’s what music does to people. It’s a tool to relate, comfort, motivate, and even unite people. Whether its rapping your favorite verse, playing an air guitar solo, or simply just enjoying the melody of a violin, music is essential to our everyday lives.

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