Too Much for Mom?
I'm sharing this blog from The Matt Walsh Blog today, as food for thought. So take a moment and read America- You're Too Smart To Listen To Beyonce before continuing.
I share this because of the point he's making- about being careful of the input we are listening to and putting into our spirits. If you read the lyrics and subject matter of the songs referred to, I agree- which is why some music, tv shows and movies I won't listen to or watch...for me, it's really because I respect my mind and spirit too much to let things that I feel are going to not feed my spirit in a positive way or will "kill brain cells" (my words).
Obviously Beyonce is an amazing performer, but I'm saying if we want to be discerning about input that affects our insides, as much as people are into being discerning about food that's put inside of us that affect our bodies, this is something to think about at least.
Can I listen to things that are opposite of what I believe in and teach?
As someone asked me "What do you think is going to happen if you do listen to it?" Nothing dramatic in small doses maybe, but if that becomes the normal intake, do we believe that what goes in doesn't affect our thoughts at all? Or affect our culture at all? It's at least something to think about.
It's interesting that Beyonce said in an interview she's too embarrassed to play these songs in front of her mom.
As my husband has told our kids, which is a pretty balanced perspective, once in a while we can have junk food, but we have to be careful what it is and how much we have, or it affects our health. We need to watch our "diet".
H also tells them if they find themselves in bad moods, sad or having attitudes, they should stop and take a look at their music and media intake. It affects us.
I would love if Beyonce used her amazing talent for a better message. She's such an influencer of young people, both girls and guys alike.
Please feel totally free to share your thoughts, whether you agree or not. I'm interested to hear. If you disagree, I'd love to hear the reasons why.
I am into making people think, so I'm open to people making ME think. :)
What do you think?
Posted by Holly Tumpkin at 9:33 PM
Labels: entertainment, girl issues, Hollywood, music
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I have to say, that blog post by Matt Walsh was fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing. And I really love those things your husband has told your kids (about junk food/balanced diet, and bad attitudes having a correlation to media intake). Really good stuff. I think you have a very balanced and good view on this, and I agree wholeheartedly with what you wrote. I have been convicted lately about the music I listen to...I have my ipod docked in the kitchen and music is often played in our home. I am very careful and picky about what is played when the kids are there, but am a lot more lazy about what I play when I am alone or what the upbeat songs I put on my playlist when I run in the mornings... I do see that as a double standard and have been thinking a lot about it lately, so this came as very timely for me. I know that it's not the end of the world for me to have some of the Billboard Top-100 hits on my running playlist, but I also know that when I feed my mind/contemplate on those songs as I run, it is pretty much just garbage and lies going into my head. (And on top of all of that...I would not want my daughter to listen to half of the songs on my playlist...) All that to say - great article. Thanks for giving me a lot to think about.ReplyDelete
thanks for sharing some candid thoughts. I appreciate your time and thoughts in commenting. <3Delete