Does Violent Music Encourage Violence in the Young
It is often said that you are more likely to commit a crime, or
commit violent acts, when you listen to violent music. Such as
hardcore Rap or Rock music. However, when you listen to
symphony's and soft, mellow music, society automatically labels
you as a intellectual. A violence less person, just ever so kind and
sweet. When that is not neccessarily true.
Due to the fact, that in actuality you can listen to Hardcore
Rap or Rock music, or music suggesting violence in general and not
become affected (persuaded) by the lyrics to act out in violence.
Just because you may have a preference for "hardcore" or "violent"
music, doesn't mean you intend on acting out that violence. And I
have real live evidence to support my statements. Now mind you all
of it is true.
Due to the fact, that I, the author, listen to Hardcore Rap
music. In addition to an occassional Rock song. And never once
has the thought of acting out what I hear in those songs ever ran
through my mind. Including, many others I know who also listen to
the same type of music. Now, that's just one of my few examples to
come. It's also living proof that all the "hype" about violent music
(and TV) encoraging violence in the youth.
On the contraire, I know a boy my age (15 or 16yrs.) who
mother forbid to listen to any form of music that suggested
violence. All he was allowed was mellow jazz, and symphonys, and
other related fields. So, to rebel against his mother, he fought in
and outside of school, and simply got into trouble. In addition to
teasing other students. Which are all forms of violence. And he
didn't even listen to violent music.
He listened to music that would fall under the "Good Natured"
category. Music that wasn't profane, or suggest any sorts of
violence what so ever. Music such as symphony's written by Mozart
and Bethoven. In addition to gospel music by author's such as Kirk
Franklin, and Mary-Mary.
To conclude this topic (Does Violent Music Encourage Violence
in the Young?). I say not neccessarily. Though the information I
presented to you were all Pro for music not encouraging violence in
the young, there are Con examples out there also. I just felt
stronger about the fact that it DID NOT. Just because you listen to
a certain type of music does not neccessarily make you the music.
Meaning that you do not HAVE to be violent just because you
listen to violent music. Nor, do you have to be some sort of
Peaceful inhabitant of the earth just because you listen to peaceful,
"Good Natured" music. That is just what "society" sticks out there.
And most people are brain washed with the idea that certain music
And forms of entertainment are "Good" or "Bad" which isn't always
True. That's just what the world and society in itself would like you
to believe. And remember, that very popular saying "You are what
you surround yourself with" isn't always true either.