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As we approach the end of our lives, we are often reflective on how we have lived them. We look back on all the experiences we have had, the people we’ve met, and more importantly, the things that truly mattered to us. It’s easy to get caught up in the everyday hustle and bustle, and lose sight of what is truly important. But at the end of it all, music might just be the most important thing.

Music has a unique ability to connect us with one another. It can evoke powerful emotions, and shared experiences that unites us. It can transport us to different times and places, and give us perspective to view the world from a new angle. Music can also bring us comfort and peace, even in the midst of challenging circumstances. It can serve as a source of joy and connection. As Derek Sivers says, music provides us with the ability to say “hell yes!” and “no” when nothing else will do.

At the same time, music can also challenge us. Listening to certain types of music can encourage creativity and self-expression, while other styles can push us to see things differently. Whether we are enjoying a wonderful melody or pondering a difficult lyric, music has the power to push us to think outside the box. Music can also inspire us and guide us when we are feeling lost or overwhelmed.

Ultimately, it is the feeling that music gives us that makes it so important. We may not always be able to put words to the feeling, but we know it is there. It is a feeling of belonging, of understanding, of community, of hope, of joy, of nourishment. Whatever emotion it evokes, it is a feeling that is worth keeping and cherishing.

So, if you’re ever feeling uncertain of what matters most in life, remember that music might just be the most important thing. No matter how troubled our times may be, music will always remain a source of connection, comfort, and inspiration. So let the music move you, and take the time to enjoy the beauty of sound.