It affects our mood in positive ways, promoting relaxation, stress relief, meditation and spiritual worship. However, when we hear day-in and day-out music that degrades us, it weakens the spirit.
Hip hop is the #1 listened to genre in the world by all races — but, most of what we’re exposed to today propagates criminal lifestyles, racial stereotypes and incites violence. The same is true with other forms of entertainment directed toward youth.
People believe what they hear repeatedly to be true. In addition, uncertain economic times create great despair. Those without hope, support, and low self-esteem fall prey to reactionary thinking — when good becomes bad, and bad becomes good.
It is up to each and every one of us to ensure a healthy balance!