Music Can Save Lives by Chris Hovel
I would say that music does have to ability to save lives and make changes to our world. However the impact of music might not be very visible right away. I believe that the changes will happen gradually and over a period of time, instead of a very noticeable rapid change. I think that music can save lives but it will happen because people will truly understand what those songs about peace really represent and stand for. It’s the people that have to take these messages of peace and practice what they preach. If more and more people actually follow these ideals they could take hold on our culture and politics. By having the public opinion favoring more peaceful approaches to certain domestic and foreign policies less fighting and war would hopefully take place. Obviously if there was less fighting and war in the world you could save countless lives. Some could say that this kind of music is only targeting certain youth demographics and doesn’t have any sort of effect on how the world is actually run. Musicians like John Lennon who spoke out against war and hatred, and promoted love and peace, were not always liked by everyone. A lot of people make money off of war and peace would defiantly not go along with their plans. They would in turn make it very hard for musicians and people who spread the word of peace to get their word out to the masses. The only way music can actually save people’s lives is to have a lot of people to agree with this message of peace. The actual work has to be done by the person, if you do nothing but listen to the music and say that it has no real purpose other than to sound appealing, peace through music will never happen. I feel that it is the people’s responsibility to see that music can in fact save lives and stop wars. Without people music is nothing, without people to hear it, music is only different noises, pitches and tones.