We are in the age of Lady Gaga, Rihanna and the like. But what affect are these sort of nonsense-singers having on us? A bigger affect than you would probably think. I know we don’t all listen to the nonsense these two singers produce, but the liklihood is that you listen to something, perhaps, worse. Before I am called a hypocrite, let me clarify my own situation. Yeah, I listen to music (from time to time) but not very often.
First, don’t tell me you can listen to any music, as much as you want, and it doesn’t change your state of mind. True, music is something we all like to listen to. But something we all need to come to terms with, is that, it can be extremely harmful.
Slow music can make you calm and relaxed; music can even boost your creativity and help you memorise stuff. Classical music has even been found to help digestion and reduce a stress hormone called cortisol. But then again, fast music has been linked with increased aggression and arousal levels. Interestingly, pigs eat more when listening to rock music. And music in retail shops can make us stay longer, and therefore increases the likelihood of us buying something.
Why do I mention all of this? Well, the truth is, music can alter your brainwaves and therefore your behaviour, and ultimately, your attitudes. Your brain absorbs information, whether we realise it or not, and if we are constantly exposed to something, it can become imprinted into your subconscious. If, however, music was mostly positive and about things which could benefit us, then of course, there’s no problem. This isn’t the case though, is it? I would say 95% of the mainstream music that we are all forced to listen to everyday- whether we be: in the gym, shops, work, bus etc – is all a bunch of nonsense; mainly about sex (unmarried sex, of course), egoism, why money is everything and violence. In other words, all the stuff promoted in the secular and selfish society we live in. But who cares, ay? After all there isn’t a God is there…?
Music, however, is just one instrument used to indoctrinate us. There is also the TV. Have you ever seen somebody so engrossed with what they are watching on TV, it seems as if they are almost in a trance? It’s like you could wave your hand in front of their face but they wouldn’t notice. Do you know why this is? TV is made up of waves-just like your brain is. And when you watch TV, often, but not always, the two waves (from the TV and your brain) become entrained, until they become synchronised together. Once we are in this state, we are susceptible to subconscious messages… Don’t believe me? Research it.
Anyway, get back to your Lady Gaga and Rihanna mantra. ‘I’ll do what I want and nobody will tell me what I should do with my life’. Yep. At your own peril.
And, oh yeah, new official studies show mobile phones can cause brain tumours. Damn it. I like my Iphone. What exactly can we do without it damaging us!?!?
by Omar Shahid