INCREDIBLY overrated. People are so caught up in the music scene that they forget that there's more to life. A simple book can get you out of reality. People obsess about originality and being unique and individual... but they always limit it to the music scene. Society cannot think outside of music. Music is conformity itself, believe it or not. We have people thinking that they are rebelling by LISTENING to metal. People thinking that if they LISTEN to underground bands, they are different. They limit originality to what they LISTEN to.
15 year old boy: I'm tired of being a tool of society, I think I'll go rebel by LISTENING to black metal.
Person1: Oh, she LISTENS to Good Charlotte, she must be a teenie.
Person2: He's gangster, he LISTENS to rap.
Person3: He's so punk with his mohawk and his Sex Pistols tee.
Person4: Ew, you LISTEN to Beyonce? Don't talk to me.
Notice how I emphasize the word LISTEN. Only because people judge others depending on what they listen to. Music went from something beautiful to something society uses as a tool to stereotype people/bring people down/judge people.
WHO SHOULD GIVE A FUCK WHAT OTHERS LISTEN TO?
Whatever makes your ears happy, godamnit.
Music is the root of stereotyping.
Music is tarnished by society.
Music is now overrated.
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