How Music Has Helped Me And Others
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How Music Has Helped Me And Others

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How Music Has Helped Me And Others
Payton Stark

Music is very powerful, and its power has done many great things for so many people. Music has created a voice for people, it has allowed people a place to fit in, and it has given people an outlet to just let go. Each person can find their own place in music and for me, punk music has given me that place.

To me, punk music has always seemed to give me and those alike a voice. The music is created by the people for the people, so you can bet that actual things will be talked about in the lyrics. Questions will be asked, solutions will be raised, and voices will be heard. To me a huge attention grabber has always been music about unity, unity of race, politics, and people of different backgrounds. This country has been divided and we need each others opinions and outlooks to survive. No one side holds the keys to a perfect society. Punk music is full of people who have been rejected, that are looking for a cure to the way in which our society lives. A-lot of punk music is constructive and hopes for a better world.

It has given me a place where I always feel at home. Take any two punks, a hardcore kid and a kid who listens to ska and they will have an instant bond. Although from two different sides of punk music, they both know what it is like to be silenced and be an outcast. Anytime I'm at a show or with someone who shares my interest in punk music, I feel at home. We all have that crowd or place that makes us feel at home and for me that home is punk music. The place where I can be myself

Punk music was also created as an outlet for aggression, in a more positive way than going out and fighting people in the streets. It chooses to accept rather than ignore the angsts of youth, and it created a positive and controlled way to vent those feelings, leaving the kid at a better place mentally than his friends who try to bottle up all their pains. Hectic yet controlled, pits offered a way for kids to be free and somewhat physical yet, unspoken codes that told people how to behave and how to look out for others within the chaos. The goal was not to hurt anyone but to get along in a chaotic way.

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