One of my favorite quotes is by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow who said, "Music is the universal language of mankind" because it perfectly explains the importance of music. I have viewed music as a very personal thing due to its ability to perfectly explain feelings, love, and friendship. Everyone that knows me knows how much I value music and taste in music. I also tend to control the AUX chord because I find the music playing during car rides very important to the type of trip. I recently made a playlist dedicated to my sister because we taking a four-hour car ride and we have different tastes in music so I wanted to play music she likes. There was nothing more rewarding than the joy I saw on her face when the song would change and she would start singing along. When choosing music, I wanted to choose songs that would take her back to memories from when we were younger and songs that I now hold a special place in her heart. I also know that my sister has comfort songs that she always plays during certain moods. I have previously made playlists for my parents when taking road trips and that also was a great experience seeing their reactions to the songs that I chose. This is why I feel that we need to bring back making mixtapes for romantic partners but I also feel we should also make some for our friends, siblings, and parents. Here are three reasons why you should make a playlists for your loved ones.
1. It can tell people how you feel without using your own words.
Music has a way of explaining how you feel even though you didn't write the song. This is because artists make music in a way that people can relate to. Music can explain how you feel when you've been struggling to explain how you feel about someone or something.
2. It can transport people to memories that they might have forgotten.
Music has a way of reminding people of moments in their life. Some songs might take them to a direct memory like a wedding song or a song playing during an important moment in their life. It can also remind them of a time period of their lives like high school or college. This is why music has the ability to make someone's day because it can remind them of happy memories or moments from their life.
3. It can show how much you have pay attention to someone.
When creating the playlist for my sister, I put a lot of music that I noticed she played a lot. I also put songs from TV shows we would watch as kids and music that I knew she liked as a teenager. By doing this, it showed my sister how I paid attention when I was a kid about the things she liked and enjoyed. Gifts like playlists give you a chance to show your loved ones how much you care not only about them but the things they loved.