We all have our natural "instincts", our gut feeling but we are constantly influenced by the media, society, our parents, friends, teachers, etc.
What if we followed our intuition and did what nature intended us to when it comes to other human beings?
Would people still be racists? Would people discriminate others, would people misjudge and have a pre concept towards others?
There are alot of good examples in our history of people that followed their gut feeling against society and turn things from negative into positive to many.
When it comes to society, we are mostly followers to religion, politics, music, fashion trends, etc. and most of the time, we ignore our true feelings and believe the stereotyping, the rumors, ans especially the bad examples shared.
As an example, I had the opportunity to speak to an Independent rapper/musician popularly known as TechN9ne. From everything we hear about rappers and the hip hop industry, you wouldn't think this kind of music should influence others, especially the newest generations.
But music is universal and shouldn't really be labeled as a bad thing. So, yes, rappers do have a reputation of cussing in their songs, being gangsters and drug addicts. However what they are trying to show the world is how their lives are and what their story is. Their music is a cry out, a way of getting out of the life they've lived and sharing their struggles with everyone.
The drug addictions, crimes committed, families that are broken really aren't things they are happy with and maybe they wish they had a different life.
The rap/hip hop fans are so many, and they are so diverse and maybe rap and hip hop isn't really as bad as it is perceived. Or maybe its bad reputation came from a lifestyle that is not really acceptable to society. But the way it influences the newest generation, it could start to take a different rout.
At a certain point, those rap and hip hop musicians do stop getting high, and getting arrested and they realize that they can do alot to help their fans out. It's happened to many of them but then the industry moves on to someone else...because the "bad" image of rap and hip hop music is what makes the most money.
Not all rappers are bad guys...they are just people who struggled in life and are crying out for help with their music in this selfish and judgmental world we live in. A world that keeps people from following their natural instincts and hate or love something or someone because it's what they feel it's right, not because they were told negative things about them.