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What’s In Your Music?

Okay y’all. I’ve been thinking about music lately. I’m not trying to scare anybody, trust me. I love music. But one time I found out that music can have really bad lyrics.

Sometime ago, I made up my mind that I would never listen to something until I made sure the lyrics were only going to build my mind.

My decision came in, ultimately, because I realized how powerful music can be to our minds. I read an article once where some teens listened to satanic rock music, and that influenced them so powerfully, that they actually went to a park and committed suicide. One of the guys suffered a delayed and painful death, because he didn’t die instantly. He said before he died; (I’m paraphrasing)…. “It was like I couldn’t stop.”

This is serious business. Music is very powerful. It can really draw us in, and especially us youth. We can get so caught up in the beat that we forget everything about what it’s actually saying! Sometimes if you start really paying attention to the lyrics of certain songs, it’s like you can actually feel your IQ dropping by the second. It’s more than just a great beat, and if it’s negative, it can stunt our positive character growth.

If the music promotes violence, inappropriate behaviors, or silly ideas that we wouldn’t DO, then why would we want to listen to it? Why not fill your mind with something that’s going to motivate you to reach higher, to be better in life, to have a positive mood, and to make the right choices?

It really goes beyond music though. Think about the shows on TV, for instance. Or the movies. If it’s violence or inappropriate in the name of ‘entertainment’, personally, I would cut it out. It affects your thoughts more than you realize.

I challenge you to go through your music CD’s and such, and weed out anything that’s negative. You’ll see a big change in your thought process!

Try it. You’ll like it. 🙂