My mom doesn't like the music I listen to. She seems to think I will become violent because of it. I like the music because I can relate to the lyrics. She doesn't understand. What should I do?
Dear Music Lover,
I don't know what type of music you listen to but I do think that most of the music young people listen to reminds me of the music small children bang out on their toy drum and horns. Why don't you ask your mother to recommend some music - it can be showtunes, contemporary music or maybe even an opera, like Carmen. Try them out. You can develop a great love for some of them and learn a little about the history of music.
Remember, that other music was the rage a long time ago just as the modern renditions are today. The good ones survive and the "junk" disappears after a while. Give it a try. You may like it. And as for the modern music - your mother should try it. Give all forms of music a chance -- life without music and song is pretty dull.
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