Today’s daily prompt is called Mix Tape Masterpiece and it asks;
You make a new friend. Make them a mix tape (or playlist, for the younger folks) that tells them who you are through song.
Haven’t we done something similar not that long ago? Describing who we are through a list of songs or something. I’m going to the same thing now as I said then.
No! No no no no no. Just no. Unless you have written the song/s yourself they don’t really tell people who you are.
Stop trying to put your experiences, thoughts, and feelings onto other people’s work. Stop saying “like omg this song so like totally gets me and expresses everything I was thinking”. Stop it. It is cheap and lazy.
I am unique. I am an individual. My thoughts, feelings, and experiences are my own. Others may have had similar experiences, they may have similar thoughts and feelings, which is brilliant and most likely means we’ll get along quite well, but who I am cannot be summed up by a playlist of songs, especially those written by other people, some of which are older than me.
If you are that shallow and devoid of life experiences that you can be summed up by a bunch of songs you need to get out more. Read a book, spend the day at a museum, talk to a stranger, go somewhere you’ve never been before. Something. Anything.
These types of things really annoy me. We are complex beings with a wide variety of thoughts and feelings, we shouldn’t dumb ourselves down so that we can be adequately described by a playlist of songs. I’m not having it.