Understood through Music

I​ ​grew​ ​up​ ​in​ ​the​ ​remote​ ​areas​ ​of​ ​White River​ ​and​ ​Sabie​kilometres​ ​away​ ​from​ ​any town or settlement. ​ ​I​ ​grew​ ​up​ ​in​ ​somewhat​ ​of​ ​a​ ​troubled​ ​household, ​ ​because​ ​of​ ​this​ ​I​ ​spent most of​ ​my​ ​childhood​ ​socially​ ​awkward,​ ​thus​ ​marking​ ​me​ ​as​ ​a​ ​target​ ​to​ ​any​ ​aspiring​ ​bully​ ​well into​ ​teenage​ ​hood. Some​ ​might​ ​say​ ​I​ ​grew​ ​up​ ​being​ ​diagnosed​ ​with​ ​mental​ ​illnesses quicker​ ​than​ ​that​ ​of​ ​a​ ​common​ ​cold. I​ ​spent​ ​most​ ​of​ ​my​ ​childhood​ ​being​ ​told​ ​by psychologists​ ​which​ ​pill​ ​to​ ​take​ ​and​ ​what​ ​to​ ​believe​ ​and​ ​how​ ​to​ ​think​ ​on​ ​the​ ​premise that​ ​I​ ​would​ ​be​ ​able​ ​to​ ​un​ ​see​ ​the​ ​inconsequential​ ​and​ ​yet​ ​stark​ ​reality​ ​I​ ​was​ ​being​ ​faced with. Some​ ​would​ ​say​ ​I’ve​ ​seen​ ​the​ ​bad​ ​side​ ​of​ ​humanity​ ​if​ ​have​ ​been​ ​discriminated against​ ​for​ ​reasons​ ​beyond​ ​my​ ​control, just​ ​because​ ​I​ ​was​ ​born​ ​with​ ​HME, a ​bone​ ​deficiency​ ​that​ ​dictates​ ​the​ ​way​ ​my​ ​bones​ ​grew. I​ ​used​ ​music​ ​as​ ​a​ ​coping mechanism​ ​a​ ​way​ ​to​ ​turn​ ​my​ ​stark​ ​reality​ ​into​ ​something​ ​more​ ​acceptable. ​ ​I​ ​started playing​ ​music​ ​at​ ​age​ ​10​ ​to​ ​make​ ​people​ ​see​ ​the​ ​world​ ​through​ ​my​ ​eyes. I​ ​believe​ ​it​ ​is our​ ​job​ ​as​ ​the​ ​artist​ ​to​ ​reflect​ ​the​ ​realities​ ​of​ ​the​ ​world​ ​that​ ​we​ ​live​ ​in​ ​through​ ​our​ ​scope​​. I​ ​believe​ ​that​ ​change​ ​can​ ​only​ ​start​ ​with​ ​you​ ​as​ ​the​ ​individual. ​ ​It’s​ ​up​ ​to​ ​you​ ​to​ ​provide​ ​an introspective​ ​way​ ​of​ ​identifying​ ​problems​ ​and​ ​solving​ ​them​ ​in​ ​your​ ​own​ ​special way. Some​ ​might​ ​say​ ​its​ ​not​ ​about​ ​thinking​ ​its​ ​about​ ​how​ ​you​ ​think, that​ ​is​ ​why​ ​I​ ​did​ ​so badly​ ​in​ ​my​ ​school​ ​career​ ​they​ ​taught me​ ​what​ ​to​ ​think​ ​not​ ​how​ ​to​ ​think. I​ ​feel​ ​that​ ​the ability​ ​to​ ​challenge our​ ​daily​ ​norms​ ​is​ ​one​ ​prospect​ ​that​ ​made​ ​music​ ​even​ ​more​ ​attractive, ​ ​a​ ​prospect​ ​even more​ ​crucial​ ​to​ ​my​ ​daily​ ​life. If​ ​something​ ​was​ ​bothering ​me​ ​I​ ​would​ ​just​ ​write​ ​a​ ​song​ ​about it​ ​and​ ​be​ ​done​ ​with​ ​it​. That​ ​is​ ​probably​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​main​ ​reasons​ ​I​ ​joined 2Enable. 2Enable​ ​doesn’t​ ​teach​ ​you​ ​what​ ​to​ ​think​ ​but​ ​how​ ​to​ ​think. 2enable​ ​is​ ​a​ ​platform that​ ​provides​ ​actionable​ ​content​ ​applicable​ ​to​ ​needs​ ​of​ ​the​ ​current​ ​competitive​ ​music related​ ​market workplace