The tragedy of indifference


“A man should conceive a legitimate purpose in his heart, and set out to accomplish it. He should make this purpose the centralizing point of his thoughts.” - James Allen.

So what is the purpose of music?Is it just to entertain? Is it to bring society together? Is it to educate societies? Is it to paint narratives and stories of how societies evolve? To mourn, to celebrate, to express love, gratitude or anger? Is it all these things? Whatever the case may be, one thing is for sure- the nature of a society is shaped by the things it consumes and values-music included.

This picture illustrates something very important; the marked difference in a society’s appreciation of an artist whose music addressed societal woes and tragedies and one, in my view, whose lyrics consist of nothing more than a cacophony of repeated phrases. Surely, a message calling for the respect of women ought to be a billion hits attraction, or does our society just not care for such ‘incidentals?

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One response to “The tragedy of indifference

  • Ernest Mackina

    Music is a crucial part in the emancipation of the current generation. Currently, today’s youth, particularly the high school going age, rely on the lyrics to school them on them on a particular construct of reality. It boggles the mid the manner in which simple, stupid lyrics sell, I guess its the concept that simplicity sells, but how simple is the question? Rising to fame just by screaming baby, baby no? Were are we headed to as a society? Im concerned for the future, maybe you should too!!!

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