This I Believe

Mathew - skowhegan, Maine
Entered on January 21, 2007
Age Group: 18 - 30
Themes: creativity
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I believe in the power of music. Music is an unstoppable force that takes over the way people think in any situation. Music is the spice in your life and rhythm of your pace. Music has brought cultures together since the dawn of its existence and has helped tell some of the best stories. Music just might be one of the most powerful forces someone has to change the way people think. The power of music is unlimited.

When you come to school in the morning listening to the radio in your car and your favorite song comes on just as you enter the school driveway you usually go park your car and sit their listening to the song for a while. Then you happen to have the song stuck in your head, being played over and over again throughout the day even if it is only the first verse because that’s all you can memorize. Having a song stuck in your head is an interesting thing, sometimes it is good and sometimes bad, it can affect your mood throughout the day, good or bad. Having a good song stuck in your head can help you get through your day, if you stay in a good mood because of this, you’ll tend to be more productive with other things in your life. A bad song stuck in your head can just put a damper on your day though, when someone is in a bad mood, stay clear of them or their destination. Music itself can have this much control over a person.

You’re stuck at school on a Friday afternoon and you’re in study hall. Not a lot is going on and the only noise that is being made is coming from the clock on the other side of the room. Compare this situation to a person that has been in a dance club for about an hour. They haven’t had a chance to take a break from dancing because every song that comes on next seems to be their favorite song ever. These two people have quite a different thought process or tempo of thought right now. I believe that music itself is the cause of how these two people are thinking.

Music doesn’t just have to change a person to be powerful though. A song can tell a fictional or non fictional story or just have a powerful message or meaning behind it. Songs are a great way of remembering stories for the same reasons poems are a great way of remembering stories, they rhyme and they have a rhythm. Anything from the latest MTV hit song to our national anthem holds some merit and or meaning behind it. Music can hold an immeasurable amount of meaning that leads to power.

Humming a song in your head all day and then going out to the club at night might just be the only reason that you have some tempo in your life. If this is true than music might be the perfect way to affect someone’s train of thought. Music not only affects how you think but it holds some of the greatest messages history can hold. With all of this combined music just might be one of the most powerful thing that someone could believe in.