The overwhelming influence in media is a definite revolution against the present sense of culture. First off, in order to distinguish the components of what it means to be cultured and what culture is, we must evaluate where today’s generation is with the media, starting with music.
It is curious to analyze the power of music. A genre or single song can captivate an entire nation, starting trends and different styles, jump starting businesses who utilize the popularity of different musical styles. Organizing this claim into the undeniable concept that is time, will only further the idea that music can change history. Youth will forever and always have the rebellious notion that they have the power to do anything they want because to be young means to be indestructible or unstoppable. The 20s had people believing in their ability to move their bodies in scandalous way, discovering the beauty of pelvic movements. This was a major contributor to a new way of thinking, opening doors to women’s rights, the continuing battle of civil rights, and anti-war idealists. Fast forward this to the mid 70s, people are transformed completely into a mindset of freedom and self expression and a sudden love of mother nature and the foreign unattainable prospect that is world peace.
The world of language has been molded several ways, giving it a series of texture and elasticity. Todays elixir of music is a giant meting pot of genre and expression. Have you ever watched a movie, consistent with a glorious sound track that inspires a range of emotion that words alone couldn’t do, then see the same movie, without any music at all? I mean, I haven’t, but I would assume that the film would be quite boring.
Music ignites any person in the world with a sense of purpose, elevating an idea, novel, speech, action, etc. It has to power to lift up or tear down, altering each new generation with new ways of thinking an acting. Think about it, the rap industry has altered the idea that women aren’t more than just sex icons, where 50 years ago public society had women held up to higher standards socially. There was courting and proper mannerisms that were lost in the elevated sense of feminism. I’m not saying that today’s thoughts of gender equality are wrong, I am just saying that with time and change in entertainment comes major changes in society, losing key aspects of our past and being replaced with whatever the next societal unrest is.
Music is power and a major influence to language. With the right leadership in the music industry, I have hope for beautiful possibilities that is music in the future. It would be a shame that something so influential could be tainted with hatred or foul ideas.