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What role does music play within your life?

I have a deep appreciation for music and how it affects me. On any given day I am generally listening music from the time I get up, most of the way through the day and up until I am about ready to go to sleep. I listen when I am happy, when I am sad, and even when I just need noise in the background to break the silence.

When and why do you listen to music, and in what ways do you think it affects your life?

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    Oct 18 2011: Music has always been medicine for my mind. It can match or alter my mood. Even though I have no musical ability, music has played a tremendous role in my life. I met my wife of 20 years in part through being in bands (as a singer in a punk band). Many of my friends are mostly made up of people that share a love of music and either play in bands or collect vinyl/shellac records. Music has both fueled my inner rage and quieted the beast within me. I listen to music everyday. I not only collect records myself, but I have also produced many albums/CDs over the years and some of my most memorable times have been at rock concerts. Music is very much a part of my world and psyche.

    When? I listen to music whenever I can. At home either off the turntable or off the computer. In my car as I drive around. I chiefly listen to music when I am not at work.

    Why? Like I said above, it medicates my mind...It can enhance or alter my mood. I tend to be an optimist so it is almost always puts me in a positive mood. I don't listen to music much when depressed unless it is to get out of that depression and into a better mood.

    Affect? It has affected my life deeply. I think this is readily illustrated in the background info above. I spent 10 years of my life in bands. I've spent another 25+ years producing music, etc.

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