Nobody’s Fault

Is it anyone’s fault that they haven’t listened to a particular artist? Did they deliberately go out of their way to not listen to that one band?

No.

So why must we accuse people as if they have? Why must we label them ignorant?

Everyone has artists they haven’t listened to. Once we can admit that it doesn’t make sense to be the culture police, looking down upon people who have no clue who Missy Eliot is, let alone who Mahler or Mozart are.

It shouldn’t be a time for condemning but for generosity: showing them the beauty of the particular music they haven’t heard of.

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