Staying in silence is good. Thinking others should also do this way, is too much a burden for them.
Working out is good. Not respecting others when they don’t, isn’t.
Liking Sufi music is great. Expecting others to find it melodious isn’t.
Having choices is what makes us human.
Respecting others with their choices makes us a super human.
Not asking them to change because we want them to, is divine.
Recently a new version of a popular song was launched in India.
The old version was a super hit, and was composed by one of the renowned names in the music industry.
Almost every Influencer on social media posted about how they adored the old version and the current version was lame. Yet the new version, as of this writing has 32Mn views on YouTube versus the old one having 26Mn.
If the old version was rightly more melodic, and everyone so rightly agreed to it, why is there a dramatic difference in the number of views they have?
Is it because it is easier to criticise and people were just exploring the facts to be rightly sure of it?
Or is it because we realise the importance of something great when we are served with something worse?
Or maybe, the mind loves consuming dancing cat videos more than a great inspirational talk – because consuming great content requires responsibility?
It could be any or all of them, yet it shows how much power we as humans are blessed with.
We can twist the wheel in any direction. The question is, which one we choose today?
In all the things that everyone describes as “normal”, we all have one thing that we DON’T do.
Even if everyone in the world is doing it, we don’t do it.
In “Thinking, Fast and Slow”, the author Daniel Kanheman talks about why we tend to lower down the volume in the car while searching for parking spots – because parking requires a thought process and even music comes as a distraction.
It is such a subconscious process, that we hardly realise that we do
it. As it comes to doing weird things with my life, I can never work with music.
Nor can I read a book accompanied with music.
Not even meals :/
That focus is a necessity for me, and music comes in when I am seriously sitting idle or (the good old days) when we were allowed to drive on the roads:)
Like most people, I DON’T listen to music “at all times”!