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The Best Things We Can Learn From Rock Music

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.

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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Easily Misunderstood by Others? 6 Barriers You Should Overcome to Make Communication Less Frustrating

Easily Misunderstood by Others? 6 Barriers You Should Overcome to Make Communication Less Frustrating

How often have you said something simple, only to have the person who you said this to misunderstand it or twist the meaning completely around? Nodding your head in affirmative? Then this means that you are being unclear in your communication.

Communication should be simple, right? It’s all about two people or more talking and explaining something to the other. The problem lies in the talking itself, somehow we end up being unclear, and our words, attitude or even the way of talking becomes a barrier in communication, most of the times unknowingly. We give you six common barriers to communication, and how to get past them; for you to actually say what you mean, and or the other person to understand it as well…

The 6 Walls You Need to Break Down to Make Communication Effective

Think about it this way, a simple phrase like “what do you mean” can be said in many different ways and each different way would end up “communicating” something else entirely. Scream it at the other person, and the perception would be anger. Whisper this is someone’s ear and others may take it as if you were plotting something. Say it in another language, and no one gets what you mean at all, if they don’t speak it… This is what we mean when we say that talking or saying something that’s clear in your head, many not mean that you have successfully communicated it across to your intended audience – thus what you say and how, where and why you said it – at times become barriers to communication.[1]

Perceptual Barrier

The moment you say something in a confrontational, sarcastic, angry or emotional tone, you have set up perceptual barriers to communication. The other person or people to whom you are trying to communicate your point get the message that you are disinterested in what you are saying and sort of turn a deaf ear. In effect, you are yelling your point across to person who might as well be deaf![2]

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The problem: When you have a tone that’s not particularly positive, a body language that denotes your own disinterest in the situation and let your own stereotypes and misgivings enter the conversation via the way you talk and gesture, the other person perceives what you saying an entirely different manner than say if you said the same while smiling and catching their gaze.

The solution: Start the conversation on a positive note, and don’t let what you think color your tone, gestures of body language. Maintain eye contact with your audience, and smile openly and wholeheartedly…

Attitudinal Barrier

Some people, if you would excuse the language, are simply badass and in general are unable to form relationships or even a common point of communication with others, due to their habit of thinking to highly or too lowly of them. They basically have an attitude problem – since they hold themselves in high esteem, they are unable to form genuine lines of communication with anyone. The same is true if they think too little of themselves as well.[3]

The problem: If anyone at work, or even in your family, tends to roam around with a superior air – anything they say is likely to be taken by you and the others with a pinch, or even a bag of salt. Simply because whenever they talk, the first thing to come out of it is their condescending attitude. And in case there’s someone with an inferiority complex, their incessant self-pity forms barriers to communication.

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The solution: Use simple words and an encouraging smile to communicate effectively – and stick to constructive criticism, and not criticism because you are a perfectionist. If you see someone doing a good job, let them know, and disregard the thought that you could have done it better. It’s their job so measure them by industry standards and not your own.

Language Barrier

This is perhaps the commonest and the most inadvertent of barriers to communication. Using big words, too much of technical jargon or even using just the wrong language at the incorrect or inopportune time can lead to a loss or misinterpretation of communication. It may have sounded right in your head and to your ears as well, but if sounded gobbledygook to the others, the purpose is lost.

The problem: Say you are trying to explain a process to the newbies and end up using every technical word and industry jargon that you knew – your communication has failed if the newbie understood zilch. You have to, without sounding patronizing, explain things to someone in the simplest language they understand instead of the most complex that you do.

The solution: Simplify things for the other person to understand you, and understand it well. Think about it this way: if you are trying to explain something scientific to a child, you tone it down to their thinking capacity, without “dumbing” anything down in the process.[4]

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Emotional Barrier

Sometimes, we hesitate in opening our mouths, for fear of putting our foot in it! Other times, our emotional state is so fragile that we keep it and our lips zipped tightly together lest we explode. This is the time that our emotions become barriers to communication.[5]

The problem: Say you had a fight at home and are on a slow boil, muttering, in your head, about the injustice of it all. At this time, you have to give someone a dressing down over their work performance. You are likely to transfer at least part of your angst to the conversation then, and talk about unfairness in general, leaving the other person stymied about what you actually meant!

The solution: Remove your emotions and feelings to a personal space, and talk to the other person as you normally would. Treat any phobias or fears that you have and nip them in the bud so that they don’t become a problem. And remember, no one is perfect.

Cultural Barrier

Sometimes, being in an ever-shrinking world means that inadvertently, rules can make cultures clash and cultural clashes can turn into barriers to communication. The idea is to make your point across without hurting anyone’s cultural or religious sentiments.

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The problem: There are so many ways culture clashes can happen during communication and with cultural clashes; it’s not always about ethnicity. A non-smoker may have problems with smokers taking breaks; an older boss may have issues with younger staff using the Internet too much.

The solution: Communicate only what is necessary to get the point across – and eave your personal sentiments or feelings out of it. Try to be accommodative of the other’s viewpoint, and in case you still need to work it out, do it one to one, to avoid making a spectacle of the other person’s beliefs.[6]

Gender Barrier

Finally, it’s about Men from Mars and Women from Venus. Sometimes, men don’t understand women and women don’t get men – and this gender gap throws barriers in communication. Women tend to take conflict to their graves, literally, while men can move on instantly. Women rely on intuition, men on logic – so inherently, gender becomes a big block in successful communication.[7]

The problem: A male boss may inadvertently rub his female subordinates the wrong way with anti-feminism innuendoes, or even have problems with women taking too many family leaves. Similarly, women sometimes let their emotions get the better of them, something a male audience can’t relate to.

The solution: Talk to people like people – don’t think or classify them into genders and then talk accordingly. Don’t make comments or innuendos that are gender biased – you don’t have to come across as an MCP or as a bra-burning feminist either. Keep gender out of it.

And remember, the key to successful communication is simply being open, making eye contact and smiling intermittently. The battle is usually half won when you say what you mean in simple, straightforward words and keep your emotions out of it.

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