In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Papa Loves Mambo.”
When I was growing up I was exposed to most all styles of music. There was definitely a lean towards country music but we still listened to classical, 60’s and 70’s rock, and plenty of Gospel.
Being exposed to all types of music I feel made me a more rounded person. I feel that when we listen to a specific genre of music, as well as let ourselves be exposed to the artist that create that music, we are listening and experiencing the culture that has inspired that music. I believe that this is another reason that we should be aware of what kind of music we listen to. Being exposed to a culture can have positive and negative impacts on our lives. If a person has too much negative impact on their life through negative music they will begin to think negative. It can be a form of hypnosis but no one snaps their fingers to make it all go back to what it was.
It is good to be open to all different types of music and/or cultures but an open mind doesn’t have to mean a blind one. Listen and determine what is this music saying to me and do I want this bouncing around in my head all day? I think we should listen responsibly.