Music as Social Programming
I recently read a tweet that’s been top of mind since:
— David Perell (@david_perell) October 3, 2022
- Music is the closest thing to social programming that exists. Choose what you listen to wisely. If you don’t, most of what you listen to will push you towards Faustian one-night stands and spending money on pointless stuff.
You are what you read. And this applies to more than just books. It applies to anything part of your information diet including music. Thus, the music you listen to has a strong influence on how you think.
This is why I love diversifying my music taste. I’ll explore different genres and listen to the best artists and albums in that genre. I’ll also ocassionally listen to a new album on Rolling Stones’ 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.