This I Believe

Sarah - Denver, Colorado
Entered on March 5, 2007
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: creativity

This I Believe

Do you want to know what I believe in? I’ll tell you: I believe in music expression. Music expression is what I am: it’s ME. Music expression can be anything: sad, happy, angry; anything. People express themselves through music all the time- sometimes they don’t even know it. The kind of music people listen to defines themselves. Some people like music like heavy metal. Others like classical music. It’s really surprising how much music is a part of our lives.

I believe in music expression because it is something to DO. I love to listen to music. It really affects my mood. My favorite way to calm down and relax, or to get going is to listen to music. When I’m feeling down low, I’ll put on some bubbly, quick music, and it usually makes me happy.

Maybe I believe in music expression, and music itself, because it’s a big part of me. I love to show how I feel through music. This is something I do! When I need to give myself a boost, I put on some music, (usually Avril Lavigne), and JAM OUT TO IT!! It helps my good mood skyrocket. I try to listen to the story behind the lyrics and music, because I’ve learned that if I listen hard enough, I can hear stories in all types of music. If there isn’t a story there, I make one up, according to the music. Just listening to the music can help me figure things out, my problems.

Lots of famous bands, like the Fray, for example, express their feelings through the music. You’d be surprised at how many bands, how many PEOPLE express themselves through music.

I believe in music expression because it’s important to my life. Listening for the story behind the music has taught me this: most people are the same as expressive music. People hide their emotions behind other emotions, most often. Now, I’m not saying that everyone does this. I’ve just noticed that most people don’t really wear there hearts on their sleeves. I do this, for sure. When I’m bummed, for example, because I didn’t win a radio contest or something, I try to hide it between mellowness. I’m pretty good at it. It’s not a good skill to have. Instead of talking about what I’m feeling with someone, I bottle up my anger, frustration, disappointment, and sadness, it builds a volcano. And that volcano keeps on building and building until it’s so full it’s bound to explode at something small and trivial. Like, if I got a bad grade on a homework assignment, and my friend asks me what I got, I BLOW UP ON THEM. I try to explain what I’m feeling. You can understand why.

Let me say it again- I believe in music expression, or maybe just music itself. Music expression is a lesson in itself- express yourself any way you can. Music expression is what I believe in- I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about it.