The word I chose for the #oneword rock project is unity. I chose this word because I feel it is a universal word for togetherness. There is so much separation, hate, and discrimination and we as humans need to stop focusing on our differences and focus more on the soul inside the person. Race, religion, culture, etc. should never be used to single out a person. So, with this rock, I hope I remind people to look past all of these things and take time to understand someone before you judge them.
I think having a diverse music taste really opens your mind. Exposing yourself to new things that you end up enjoying can really inspire you. My music taste is so diverse, I listen to pretty much anything. Liking all kinds of different music opens a door in your mind to so many differing cultures. If you are a person that plays an instrument it really helps when you are writing new music because of the diversity in what you listen to, you can take inspiration from virtually all over the world. Kinds of music I suggest you try out are Korean pop, Indie, Chinese pop, and Japanese rock. Latino music has gotten very popular over the years, but if you have yet to listen, I highly recommend trying it out! Music is a very easy way to connect yourself with different cultures if you adopt a broad taste in music.
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All my life, for as long as I can remember, I’ve always hated labels. Why are they necessary? Why do we use words to separate ourselves from one another, we are all humans after all. The use of labels to put down other’s culture is intolerable, why does it matter if a person is a different race? The number of racially intolerant people has me truly amused. I cannot comprehend why others put people down because of something they can’t change. The most pitiful excuse a typical racist “American” has to say is, “This is our America, we were here first.” However, this couldn’t be any farther from the truth. The Native Americans were here before us but nobody wants to talk about that. Their people are still living in poverty and have some of the highest suicide rates, and because of who? Us. I feel that this whole issue blew up just a few years ago. There is just so much hate in the world. We need to learn the definition of unity once again, we need to all come together, we all should be at peace with one another despite our differing opinions. Because after all, we only have each other. We are all human, don’t forget that.