When I was younger I experienced my parents go through a fairly nasty divorce. However, it introduced me to a concept that would positively influence my life forever. My iPod and I became inseparable, and I found I could use music to manipulate my emotions. I soon realized in college how crucial this form of escape was for me, and how much I counted on music in difficult times.
If I were able to earn a living doing what I love most, I would start a company that raised money for kids in low-income demographics. Specifically focusing on technology and ways they could attain todays luxuries like mp3 players, iPod’s, or tablets. I would target successful CEO’s and other wealthy individuals that could relate to children growing up in an unstable environment.
There are millions of kids in this country that grow up in abusive, unstable, and broken homes. Providing them with an escape would be extremely rewarding.
In a culture that requires us in our daily lives to separate rational thought from feelings, music reunites the mind and body, restoring our sense of personal wholeness. Every child should have the privilege of putting on those giant-unnecessarily-loud-over-ear headphones, and plugging them into their favorite songs to cognitively sneak away.