People Who Don’t Like Music

Photo taken by me - my music system at home
Preston, England
February 3, 2016 10:48am CST
I am really angry when I hear people say they never bother with ‘any’ music, books, films or TV shows. I can understand people with hearing or sight-disabilities, or people who dislike particular kinds of music, or genres of literature, or simply don’t own a TV. But to sweepingly say ‘I don’t like any kind of’ art, music, literature, etc., is such a sweeping generalization as to be just appalling. To me, to be tired of art is to be tired of life. Arthur Chappell
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• United States
3 Feb 16
Am I allowed to say I only like one type of music?
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• United States
3 Feb 16
@abbygreenhill I assume you're allowed to say...so what kind do you like?
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• Preston, England
3 Feb 16
@AbbyGreenhill restricted taste is at least taste
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• United States
3 Feb 16
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• United States
3 Feb 16
You can count my mother in your list of people who don't like music. She never did and still doesn't. Yes, I think it's weird that with all the kinds of music in this world that something would have appealed to her. Me, on the other hand, like a wide variety of music and like to play it loud
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@WorDazza (10100)
• Manchester, England
4 Feb 16
My mum was the same. Apart from Johnnie Ray! She liked him. She's 81 now and I can honestly say I can't remember the last time she listened to a record (and yes it will have been so long ago it would have been an actual vinyl record, possibly even a 78 rpm).
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• Preston, England
5 Feb 16
@WorDazza my mum used to love Elvis - now she listens to hardly any music - she has standard compilations of party hits for her parties
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• United States
5 Feb 16
@WorDazza my mom heard Josh Groban sing and said "he's okay" LOL
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@irishidid (8714)
• United States
3 Feb 16
I don't get those kind of people either. Still, I wouldn't want anyone who isn't a reader reading my books. I want someone who appreciates the written word and the work that goes into writing a novel.
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• United States
4 Feb 16
It is appalling @arthurchappell and not because they don't like any music, or books, or film, or art per se it is for me the fact that this world uses more totalitarian thought without even realizing it . . .
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• Preston, England
4 Feb 16
totally agree - their dislike of the mediums of art implies a sneering contempt for those of us who do appreciate the arts
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@amadeo (70248)
• United States
3 Feb 16
Music is my rock.I am hearing impaired and do not have any problems listening to it. All type of music here.Not a day go by that we do not have any music.How can one not
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• United States
5 Feb 16
@amadeo I always have music on and sometimes I wish I had a whole house sound system
@TheHorse (70780)
• Pleasant Hill, California
4 Feb 16
I don't know that I've ever hear anyone say that. I know a lot of younger people don't have a "favorite author" because they don't read much.
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• Preston, England
4 Feb 16
I can't remember learning to read - it's as if I always could
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• Jamaica
3 Feb 16
Well I have never come across anyone who as said they didn't like music at all if I did then I would think that they are strange. As for books I don't particularly love reading (hence the reason for my messed up grammar) but I do occasionally find a book that captivates me. I do think I need to get more into books though and learn a few things so I may be a better writer.
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• Preston, England
3 Feb 16
reading is essential to honing writing skills @Islandtulip
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@polaris77 (2031)
• Bacau, Romania
3 Feb 16
I can't understand those either. How some people can live without listening to their favorite music, reading books or enjoying certain types of movies, TV show or sports broadcasts is a mystery for me. There must be something they enjoy. Music, art, literature are the food of our souls, without them life seems empty and meanigless to me.
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@LadyDuck (170406)
• Switzerland
3 Feb 16
I do not like every kind of music, but I love music, several different genres of music. I like classic, blues, jazz, rock and even opera.
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@Corbin5 (112825)
• United States
4 Feb 16
My husband and I love music, but our son does not. He is a brilliant guy, but he has ADD, just the focus part, no hyperactivity. I think that music distracts him and therefore, he is not a fan. Those with ADD do get some special gifts due to one part of the brain not functioning as it should and other parts of the brain compensate for dysfunction. So, the guy has superior auditory memory and superior spatial analysis which makes for a memory that is scary and sculptures that are magnificent. One CEO said, "If I did not have ADD, I would go out and find out where I could buy it." Amazing things can be done with a little dysfunction in the mix.
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• Preston, England
5 Feb 16
@Corbin5 interesting way his skills compensate for his ADD
@Marty1 (35333)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
5 Feb 16
@Corbin5 I am not much into music as my sister said I have other things on,y mind like a book I read, poetry or whatever and she said I am a bit scatterbrained! But I think I have hyperactivity! I just feel so much energy! Love you!
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@Angel_15 (676)
• Manila, Philippines
4 Feb 16
I won't go so far as to say that I'm angry at those people. Maybe disappointed is the more accurate term in my case. I don't understand how some people can not like any form of art at all. I think it's part of what makes us human. A machine can definitely answer all technical stuff about music, but it can never hear music like people do.
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
3 Feb 16
agreed, and for me, even in rap, which I hate, I know a couple of songs I like
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• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
3 Feb 16
To quote the O'jays "I love music!". My favorite is 80's and 90's R&B. That said, I have never met anyone who didn't like some sort of music, movies, art or books. Everybody just seems to have different taste and preferences. My niece recently said, " I hate books and love magazines." I had to laugh - who hates books, I asked her?
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@Lucky15 (33720)
• Philippines
3 Feb 16
something i always do is... listen to music
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@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
3 Feb 16
I would have doubted that anyone could dislike music irrespective of genre.
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@Deepizzaguy (14501)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
28 Feb 16
I happen to like music from the National Football League soundtracks from artists like Sam Spence, Syd Dale and others.
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• Preston, England
28 Feb 16
not performers I'm familiar with though great that you have some favourites to admire @Deepizzaguy
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@Deepizzaguy (14501)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
28 Feb 16
@arthurchappell I guess going to see the Louisiana Orchestra in New Orleans did inspire me to like classic music from artists like Vince DiCola and Bill Conti of Rocky Balboa fame.
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• Preston, England
28 Feb 16
@Deepizzaguy it was a school trip to see the Halle Orchestra that inspired my love of classical music
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@Scindhia (1943)
• Chennai, India
4 Feb 16
Is there any person who is not interested in any of these? That looks near impossible. Because even people not into books love TV. But personally I want everything - Books, Music, Art. I have friends who work professionally in all these fields and I'm proud of what they do.
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• Preston, England
4 Feb 16
yes most dislike one medium or a few but rarely all
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@jaboUK (54860)
• United Kingdom
4 Feb 16
I haven't come across anyone that doesn't like some sort of art.
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• Philippines
4 Feb 16
True. Its improbable that someone has no emotion towards any kind of art, literature, or music. I believe we all have something we are fond of at least. These hobbies and interests are part of life, without it, its hard to live a fulfilled life. Kudos.!
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@danny1971 (1749)
• Church Hill, Tennessee
4 Feb 16
I like entertainment. and I don't have any problem with it. We need entertainment in our lives. Especially music. Music heals the soul for everybody. Whatever the genre is in music. I listen to music daily to keep me from staying depressed all of the time. I have different favorites of genres in music, and I listen to them all. I even play music. I play the guitar, and it also helps me stay focused with my depression. So, yes, I do believe that entertainment is a big part of our lives, and we need it to entertain ourselves.
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