By Dhaija Smith, NSU Student
Music is a powerful tool. When you are sad, you listen to happy music to try to feel better or when you are happy you listen to happy music to stay happy. Music is something that people listen to or create to express themselves. It is a healer for different types of people. When I was younger I would listen to music all the time because it always put me in a good mood no matter what I was doing. I would always listen to the same music over and over because it made me so happy even in my saddest days. Many of the older people in life would say, “Back in my day, the music was much better.” To me, this is not true because a lot of the music in this generation is different and there is a bigger variety to choose from.
Music is the reason that I wanted to go to school for Musical Theatre. I wanted to make people feel as good as it made me feel. To me, music is the key to life. Music has changed lives in multiple ways. Music is like being married. Music has so much influence over people and it changes lives for better or for worse. Many people have different outlets on how they relieve stress or anything in that matter and I relive mine by listening to or singing music. I am always singing and and my mom is always telling me that I listen to it too much. Once I was singing along to a song and she asked, “Do you know your schoolwork like you know the lyrics to this song?” I did not say no but I also did not want to say yes because then I would have to prove that I know it and I don’t think I was ready for that task!
Music is the sounds that feed your soul, music brings people together. Like in Stevie Wonders hit “Sir Duke,” he best explains, “Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand, with an equal opportunity, for all to sing, dance and clap their hands.” Everyone no matter what race, gender, sexuality, religion, or viewpoints can come together through music. It just has that impact on people. Music has always been in us from the first time our hearts made a beat to the way we walk every day.
Music has inspired me in so many ways that I have decided to make a career out of it and hopefully encourage others the way it had encourage me. I know that not everyone likes music but I know that I do and it has helped me become the person I am today and I am so grateful for this and I am thankful that it has become my outlet in the world and has become something that I can always turn to in my time of need.