As a music lovers and/or a musician, it is of no doubt that music is a daily part of one’s life. You listen to your favourite songs from day to night, and even dance to their energetic beats. There are times you prefer sad, melodic sounds as well, more so when you are feeling down and having a long day.
Nevertheless, even though music is essentially the universal language, a lot of folks around the world still tend to argue about the choice of tunes a person is inclined to. Of course, humans are different, thus it follows that there are variations when it comes to preferences and taste.
Now, these three that will be pointed out are factors that should not be a basis to judge other people’s liking in music. Let us start off with:
Genre. Listing all genres would be too much but you get the point. By definition, a genre is an expressive style of music and it can vary. There are sweet, pop tracks while there are strong, rock tunes. But as such, some think it does not make sense if you like rock and roll or you go for dance records. In all honesty, there should not be any of this because no genre is ever better than the other, especially to its avid listener.
Language. Another victim of judgment would be the language of the songs. Let us say, the “normal” linguistic communication in your hometown would be English. And with the advent and advancement of technology, anyone can now be able to have access to the Internet and be able to come across new works from even the other side of the globe. Fascination can come for lots of folks and they will continue to follow the industry if they do so want. But then again, people judge at why one would be inclined to music in a different language.
Meaning. Tunes have distinct and diverse meanings behind them. Some are the simple, “what you hear is what you get” types, while others have deeper implications. A lot of tracks are senseless and without thought as well. But individuals do find the latter, for example, fun and endearing. And so, it does not mean you can use it against them, more so when talking of intellect and all that.
Other than these, one to be discussed is mainstream and indie music. In essence, they are both musical activities but the first one is deemed more popular and well known. It is considered accepted. And that is why when one knows another person is into indie music, also known as unpopular music, they would go roll their eyes and turn away. This behaviour is just intolerable, especially for those who suffer such judgment.
Once more, music should be used to bring enjoyment and happiness. For many, it is even a source of comfort and solitude. Therefore, you should respect other people’s choice in the songs they listen to. Why should you meddle if someone prefers a genre that is unlike that of yours?
Music have different effects to folks. It could liven up their mood, it could cause them to be more creative, it could reduce their stress – these levels should be recognised, without regard of the form and the kind of music they have in their music players.
Speaking of, an aspect that should not be convicted as well would be how an individual takes delight in his or her music. There are a number who would want to blast their speakers with their playlists while several would want to keep to themselves with their ear or headphones.
On top of that, technology is part of the “issue”. A lot of people do not like to be seen behind trends and so, they avail high technology like that of smartphones that can already showcase and store music albums. That is good but when they direct criticism and fun to those who favour to stick to Walkmans and other vintage players, that is not so good anymore.
The bottom line is, music is produced by many artists around the world and each song is worked hard on. Time, effort and money are expended for every single and album that is then made available for everyone. And so, you should just savour the minutes of musical bliss that can come with the sounds you like. Do not mind other people’s opinion upon your taste and do not inflict judgment as well. Leave music to function as a powerful tool of happiness.