Jean-Jacques Rousseau describes our humanity as a “collective, social existence”, therefore we get to know each other through the “expression of passions and feeling”. He states that “music is not simply a mirror held up to reality or to the soul” it doesn’t “directly imitate the emotion, but makes it present” (Rousseau). Through the use of music we become closer to each other due to the exchange of language and emotions.
The fact that I am sharing this song with you is not only a way of me sharing the emotions of an artist with you, but agreeing with Rousseau’s argument. Our society runs on the ability of individuals connecting with others in order to make advancements and maintain social order. So this isn’t just a song I like and want to share, it’s so much more.
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About the Curator - Ashlee Villasenor
Ashlee Villasenor is a senior at Austin College who watches too much Netflix and listens to her music a bit too loud. Her passion for music stems from a childhood full of sleeping on chairs at concerts to singing at the top of her lungs with her dad in the car to every new album he bought her. She's a Tumblr obsessed vegetarian, an animal-lover, a "let's share our feelings through music" kind of girl, who you will never catch without her journal and her pen in hand.