Is Music Isolating Us?

I feel that personal music players distance us from others. There is a meme trending on the internet that says, “If I have my headphones in don’t talk to me.” Personal music players like iPods, mp3’s and smartphones have made people more anti-social.  All you have to do is put on your headphones and you can ignore people in a way that is socially accepted. I am guilty of using my headphones in this way. However, there is a positive side to using headphones at college.  Recently, I was in the math lab and the noise around me was so distracting that I had to put my headphones in playing classical music. It helped me to concentrate on my math quiz. Portable music players and headphones have made it easier for us to have music with us, but with that, it has somewhat isolated us from the people around us.


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