October 10

Listening to the Music You Love

If you went to public high school then you might know what it’s like to listen to music that other’s don’t like and being made fun of because of it. Every generation has fads that are mocked by other fads. Today, I want to say “screw the bullies” and listen to the music you love no matter what others say. I play the guitar with my partner, but I honestly also love listening to reggae sometimes, especially in the summer.

My family caught me listening to reggae once and I became the target of their mockery over Christmas holidays because they thought reggae was beneath them. They couldn’t be more wrong. Just to get back at them I put on a reggae Christmas album and they quickly changed their minds about the genre. Soon they were listening to reggae too. If I hadn’t stood up for myself and the music I like, it would’ve been embarrassing on my part. Don’t listen to what others have to say. Just listen to the music you love whatever it is.

You might like death metal even though all your best friends love wearing pink. But just like you wouldn’t make fun of them for wearing pink, they shouldn’t pick on you for liking death metal. And if they do, you might want to tell them straight up that it’s not nice. If they don’t listen, you might want to find some friends that wear black like you do.

I hope this message gives people the motivation they need to be themselves when it comes to the music they love. I wish someone had told me this when I was in high school. I might have started playing the guitar professionally a lot sooner if I didn’t care what others thought about my musical tastes.

So enjoy your music!

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Posted October 10, 2020 by Perry Coleman in category "Music", "Opinions and Advice