Music – Boon or Bane?


Music is an art. Music is an escape. There are not enough words in my verbal arsenal to fully describe the beauty of music. But I’m not here to bore you with the traditional thoughts of how amazing music is. In fact, I want to do just the opposite. What if music was a bane to our lives? Music causes a significant decrease in productivity. Music causes your thoughts to wander, your feelings to .

Try this exercise. The next time you’re in your car, shut off the radio, your CD, or whatever music you have playing. Let your mind wonder. What do you think about? How focused are you on those thoughts? I find myself being able to concentrate deeply, being able to figure out solutions to problems, and being able to think of creative and innovative ideas for my work.

Or here is another exercise. Have music playing in the background as you’re trying to work. Count of the number of times you get distracted. Writing this entry took me especially an long time. I’m at 16 distractions right now. In fact, I can’t even think of what else I want to say.