|Essay Sample 07 |
Comment on the following statement:
|Music is something that distracts people from daily routine |
What is your opinion? Do you agree with this statement?
In my opinion, listening to music changes the focus of listeners from routine chores to the melody. First of all, being distracted by familiar music, helps a person forget about daily routine boredom since a person’s attention cannot be focused on two things simultaneously. For example, if a person is listening to music and feels happy, he or she usually does not pay any attention to the regular things that they are doing. Such dull work can be done almost automatically. Secondly, music is usually relaxing and I would say even therapeutic. For instance, it is a scientific fact that those who listen to music often live longer. Stress that might come from doing daily boring routines becomes neutralized by positive emotions that come from listening to familiar music.
At the same time there are people who think that art distracts a person from daily routine boredom better. When people see a painting, they feel so good that they forget about their duties and focus on its beauty.
I do not agree with the opinion about having a job mentioned above. Art can distract people momentarily from chores and everyday duties but music does it much better since one can listen to it continuously in the background while still doing work.
In conclusion, I would like to say that there are opposing views on this issue. At first sight, music cannot distract a person from their daily routine boredom, but in actual fact it is the best distractor people can have. Thus, I strongly believe that if a person listens to music they will be distracted from their daily routine boredom.