It has been said that when words fail, music speaks. When teenage girls don’t know how to voice what is going on in their lives, they often turn to music. You can tell a lot about a person based on their favorite songs. Aldous Huxley says,
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
The music you listen to can be influenced by where you live and the music your family listens to. Music can be a cultural thing, but not always. After all, Chimamanda Adichie listens to Mariah Carey. But no matter where you live, where you’re from, or where you’re going, everybody listens to music. Billy Joel has a good way of saying it,
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.
When your heart is broken, a good men suck song is “Turn on the Radio” by Reba McEntire. Music lets you know that no matter where you are in life, somebody else has been there too.
For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation. It gets the hurt out in the open into the light, out of the darkness.
Music is a wonderful thing because it’s so diverse. The definition and significance of music varies by the culture you’re in and who you’re talking to. Everybody has a different opinion about music, and nobody’s preference is any more important than anybody else’s. It is open to individual interpretation, so you can listen to a song and get something totally different from it than somebody else, and it’s totally okay. Music is universal. It can be looked at as a form of art. It can also be controversial, but that’s part of the good things about it. You listen to the music that you want to listen to.