I'm kinda curious about the lives of strangers. Sometimes I'll be standing in line at the grocery store, watching the person in front of me and thinking, "what's going on in that person's life?" Are they going through a divorce? Did they have financial troubles? Do they have a medical condition that's causing them pain? Do they drink too much or have a drug problem? In 99% of cases, I'll never know the answer. They might be suffering terribly, but at that moment in time, it's none of my business. It's a bit overwhelming to think about all the people who I'll never get to know. But I can rest a little easier knowing that at least there's a song somewhere that will make that person feel better.
I guess that's why music is so important to me—it gives people emotional support when they're feeling isolated or depressed. It's a sympathetic ear that you can rely on long after your friends have grown tired of hearing about your recurring emotional problems. Sometimes a depressing song simply helps us have something to relate to when we're down. There's beauty in the sadness, if that makes sense.
Aside from my interest in music, I'm a fairly political person, but I try not to be too overbearing about it. I lean left but I'm not especially fond of the Democratic party (closer to the Green party than anything else really). Criminal Justice reform is my political slow jam.