i’m kind of angry
i just saw a post where someone said that people shouldn’t say bands have saved their life, that it’s over-the-top exaggerating and that they’re people you don’t even know and you just listened to their music, etc etc.
and i think that’s such bullshit.
who are you to say what could have saved a person’s life? like.
i may not be able to play an instrument or sing and i don’t collect records or merch and i don’t spend $100 on one concert ticket so i can meet a band
but, as fucking lame as it sounds, music is my fucking life because it made me who i am today. bands like Vanna and Underoath and Blink 182 were there for me in high school when i had no one, when i got endlessly harassed, when my parents got divorced, and when a boy literally ruined my life. those bands helped me get through so many god damn problems, i legitimately don’t think i’d be here if it wasn’t for them. no, fuck that. i know i wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for them. i might still be alive but i’d be in a way worse place, not following my dreams and conquering the doubts of people who’ve stopped believing in me.
i wouldn’t be myself. i wouldn’t be as fucking strong, independent, and hopeful as i am now if it weren’t for the music i listened to as i grew into an adult. i wouldn’t believe in love or in trust or in anything if it weren’t for music showing me that those things are possible. I would not have fought as hard as i did if those bands did not exist.
they spread positivity and hope and love through fucking music. what do you do? you sit on the internet and criticize people for being so god damn passionate about something that you don’t understand.
so fuck you. i’m following my dreams, growing as a person, falling in love, and conquering mental disorders that have hurt me for years, all because bands and music saved my life and taught me that it’s possible.