I wish I had more of an appreciation for music. For whatever reason, I don’t like it.
I don’t like to have background noise when I study and I never listen to the radio when I drive. I’m just not a music-y kind of person. (Which is a little ironic considering I’m a true auditory learner).
Lately, I’ve been sitting down trying to figure out my life. Why don’t I like music? What is it about total silence that I find so invigorating?
Now, I haven’t quite figured out what my deal is- but a different thought crossed my mind! When I listen to music, my brain doesn’t process the lyrics! Do people really understand all of the words when they listen to a song?
It’s not that I can’t be bothered- I want to understand the words- but I can’t. I listened to a few songs over and over again and no matter how loud I made it and how closely I listened, I couldn’t make out the words. I’m not even talking about heavy metal. This applies to everything from country to slower paced pop songs.
The only music I can somewhat tolerate is instrumental music (I don’t mind the soundtracks from Studio Ghibli films or Lindsey Stirling’s songs) and I think it’s because the songs only consist of instrumental sounds- no words!
Perhaps this whole thing just goes back to the whole “introverted personality type” thing that I had started to investigate a few months back. Wow, I’ve discovered so much about myself this year.