Music And Its Impact On Society

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Music in Our Culture
Although some may suggest music can only serve for entertainment, music imposes a direct impact on the ideals and actions of today’s culture. In the past, the music of a culture greatly impacts the people and speaks what the people felt afraid to express. Different types of music reach different areas of the human brain, thus affecting the way people act in various ways. Music possesses such a deep impact on human brains it affects the way we act and process different situations we go through. Although music can serve entertainment purposes it affects our brains and actions deeply.
Folk music of the 1960’s and 1970’s began the turning point for the content of music and allowed music to bring a culture together and speak what the people felt insecure to speak about. The first music to mobilize and inspire people, the music of the 1960’s and 1970’s, empowered the people to think differently and take action on the immoral actions going on in their society. This music spread idealistic thinking, shunning capitalism and material comforts. During this time new events occurred and the world experienced dealings it never thought to see. For example, the first Americans on the moon, inventions such as lasers and the world, for the first time, played an active role in the surrounding world such as the presidential debates. Although the general population enjoyed every new luxury the society received, the new knowledge brought frustration among the people which
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