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The Best Things We Can Learn From Rock Music

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The Best Things We Can Learn From Rock Music

Rock music can teach us so much. It helps us forget the past, and forget about the future. There’s so much to learn from rock music. It helps us live in the moment in a way that is utterly magnificent and beautiful. Just like the Forth of July, when listening to rock music, you become a sort of crackling kind of firework. You blow everyone to pieces.

1. You Are Apt To Be Yourself – Who You Really Are

Rock music teaches you so much, especially about being just nothing but yourself. Why should you be or act like someone you are truly not? Rock music enables you to let go and have the time of your life. It is an escape… a righteous one, I must add!

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2. You Scream At The Top Of Your Lungs

Screaming at the top of your lungs can be a good thing. It helps you release all the toxins inside of you. It creates an uplifting sort of pleasurable feeling whilst listening to rock music. I must say, there is no other feeling that compares to this one. Go to a rock concert and see the magic unfold. You will never regret it. I promise. The only thing that might happen is you might have a little too much fun. What is so bad about that? Absolutely and positively nothing. So, rock on folks! Don’t let anything stop you from having the time of your lives. To tell you the truth, it is also a magical sort of outlet. However, for this one, you must experience and not simply talk about it. So, go out there and have fun. It truly is magical, and utterly amazing!

3. It Is A Sort Of Creative Process

Rock music is a creative process. Why and how do these rock musicians come up with such awe-inspiring lyrics that touch the strings of our deepest hearts? Something like this is termed creativity in every way. I sure don’t have talent like that, but if I did, I would truly be blessed.

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4. You Have The Ability To Enjoy the Present Moment

The fast paced music will get you off your butt, and enjoy the music. You will be forced to start living in the moment… and embrace whatever it is that is around you. Like Katy Perry states in her song Firework, “You just gotta ignite the light and let it shine… Come on show what your worth… as you shoot across the sky.”

5. You Can Express Who You Are

Rock lyrics are simply amazing and heartfelt. They help you express yourself in a way that no other kind of music does.

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6. You Release All Your Negativity Through The Rock Music

Rock music may be loud and enraging, but it is about letting go and living your life without any conditions or restrictions, which in my view is utterly magnetic and beautiful. Why live a life in a cell? There is nothing wrong with loud and blasting music, especially if its underlying reason is to help you become more like your true self. I feel it is a wonderful thing.

7. You Engage Yourself

You engage yourself when rocking to the music. It is beautiful and utterly splendid. I think that is really nice for being yourself and engaging yourself.

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8. You Wash Away All Doubts And Stupid Fears

Doubts and fears hold us back. Fear is a boundary that does not let anything pass through, kind of like a solid membrane. However, rock music has the ability to wash away these inferiority complexes in a way to help you lead a more rewarding life.

9. You Are A Firework

Like Katy Perry’s song “Firework,” rock music is the foundation to help you become the firework, igniting and lighting in the sky to brighten your surroundings. So, don’t be afraid. Be that firework so you can be happy for the rest of your life.

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10. You Leave Everyone Speechless

Since you are so shy you hold yourself back sometimes. However, when you listen to rock music, you will be able to get back up on your feet, without feeling ashamed or shy for that matter. Just try it and see for yourself. You will only benefit from it. There is nothing to lose.

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Last Updated on November 18, 2021

10 Proven Ways to Judge a Person’s Character

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10 Proven Ways to Judge a Person’s Character

We all fall into the trap of judging a person’s character by their appearance. How wrong we are! All too often, the real character of the person only appears when some negative event hits them or you. Then you may see a toxic person emerging from the ruins and it is often a shock.

A truly frightening example is revealed in the book by O’Toole in Bowman called Dangerous Instincts: How Gut Instincts Betray Us. A perfectly respectable, charming, well dressed neighbor was found to have installed a torture chamber in his garage where he was systematically abusing kidnapped women. This is an extreme example, but it does show how we can be totally deceived by a person’s physical appearance, manners and behavior.

So, what can you do? You want to be able to assess personal qualities when you come into contact with colleagues, fresh acquaintances and new friends who might even become lifelong partners. You want to know if they are:

  • honest
  • reliable
  • competent
  • kind and compassionate
  • capable of taking the blame
  • able to persevere
  • modest and humble
  • pacific and can control anger.

The secret is to reserve judgment and take your time. Observe them in certain situations; look at how they react. Listen to them talking, joking, laughing, explaining, complaining, blaming, praising, ranting, and preaching. Only then will you be able to judge their character. This is not foolproof, but if you follow the 10 ways below, you have a pretty good chance of not ending up in an abusive relationship.

1. Is anger a frequent occurrence?

All too often, angry reactions which may seem to be excessive are a sign that there are underlying issues. Do not think that every person who just snaps and throws his/her weight around mentally and physically is just reacting normally. Everyone has an occasional angry outburst when driving or when things go pear-shaped.

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But if this is almost a daily occurrence, then you need to discover why and maybe avoid that person. Too often, anger will escalate to violent and aggressive behavior. You do not want to be near someone who thinks violence can solve personal or global problems.

2. Can you witness acts of kindness?

How often do you see this person being kind and considerate? Do they give money to beggars, donate to charity, do voluntary work or in some simple way show that they are willing to share the planet with about 7 billion other people?

I was shocked when a guest of mine never showed any kindness to the weak and disadvantaged people in our town. She was ostensibly a religious person, but I began to doubt the sincerity of her beliefs.

“The best index to a person’s character is how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and how he treats people who can’t fight back.”

Abigail Van Buren

3. How does this person take the blame?

Maybe you know that s/he is responsible for a screw-up in the office or even in not turning up on time for a date. Look at their reaction. If they start blaming other colleagues or the traffic, well, this is an indication that they are not willing to take responsibility for their mistakes.

4. Don’t use Facebook as an indicator.

You will be relieved to know that graphology (the study of that forgotten skill of handwriting) is no longer considered a reliable test of a person’s character. Neither is Facebook stalking, fortunately. A study showed that Facebook use of foul language, sexual innuendo and gossip were not reliable indicators of a candidate’s character or future performance in the workplace.

5. Read their emails.

Now a much better idea is to read the person’s emails. Studies show that the use of the following can indicate certain personality traits:

  • Too many exclamation points may reveal a sunny disposition
  • Frequent errors may indicate apathy
  • Use of smileys is the only way a person can smile at you
  • Use of the third person may reveal a certain formality
  • Too many question marks can show anger
  • Overuse of capital letters is regarded as shouting. They are a definite no-no in netiquette, yet a surprising number of  people still use them.

6. Watch out for the show offs.

Listen to people as they talk. How often do they mention their achievements, promotions, awards and successes? If this happens a lot, it is a sure indication that this person has an over-inflated view of his/her achievements. They are unlikely to be modest or show humility. What a pity!  Another person to avoid.

7. Look for evidence of perseverance.

A powerful indicator of grit and tenacity is when a person persists and never gives up when they really want to achieve a life goal. Look for evidence of them keeping going in spite of enormous difficulties.

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Great achievements by scientists and inventors all bear the hallmark of perseverance. We only have to think of Einstein, Edison (who failed thousands of times) and Nelson Mandela to get inspiration. The US Department of Education is in no doubt about how grit, tenacity and perseverance will be key success factors for youth in the 21st century.

8. Their empathy score is high.

Listen to how they talk about the less fortunate members of our society such as the poor, immigrants and the disabled. Do you notice that they talk in a compassionate way about these people? The fact that they even mention them is a strong indicator of empathy.

People with zero empathy will never talk about the disadvantaged. They will rarely ask you a question about a difficult time or relationship. They will usually steer the conversation back to themselves. These people have zero empathy and in extreme cases, they are psychopaths who never show any feelings towards their victims.

9. Learn how to be socially interactive.

We are social animals and this is what makes us so uniquely human. If a person is isolated or a loner, this may be a negative indicator of their character. You want to meet a person who knows about trust, honesty and loyalty. The only way to practice these great qualities is to actually interact socially. The great advantage is that you can share problems and celebrate success and joy together.

“One can acquire everything in solitude, except character.”

Stendhal

 10. Avoid toxic people.

These people are trying to control others and often are failing to come to terms with their own failures. Typical behavior and conversations may concern:

  • Envy or jealousy
  • Criticism of partners, colleagues and friends
  • Complaining about their own lack of success
  • Blaming others for their own bad luck or failure
  • Obsession with themselves and their problems

Listen to these people talk and you will quickly discover that you need to avoid them at all costs because their negativity will drag you down. In addition, as much as you would like to help them, you are not qualified to do so.

Now, having looked at some of the best ways to judge a person, what about yourself? How do others see you? Why not take Dr. Phil’s quiz and find out. Can you bear it?

Featured photo credit: Jacek Dylag via unsplash.com

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