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Propaganda - Music Series 4: How Music Can Build Endurance in Your Professional Life

Updated: Mar 17

Life and Music - Brian Dalton


Note: If you're new to the series, read on (or refer to Post 1).


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It's no secret endurance is important to me. As an educator and consultant, it's my core mission. Essentially, endurance plays a pivotal role in various aspects of life, contributing significantly to personal growth, success, and overall well-being. That being said, music (both listening and writing my own songs) are my go-to when the challenging currents of life make themselves known.


Music has a profound impact on our emotions and mental state, making it a powerful tool for enduring this thing called 'life'. Here's how it can help:


  1. Emotional regulation: Music can evoke a wide range of emotions, helping you express and process feelings that may be difficult to articulate. It can provide comfort and a sense of connection, reducing feelings of loneliness or isolation during challenging times.

  2. Distraction and relaxation: Listening to music can divert your attention away from stressors, providing a temporary escape and promoting relaxation. This can help reduce anxiety and lower stress levels.

  3. Motivation and inspiration: Upbeat and energetic music can boost your mood, increase motivation, and inspire you to keep going, even when facing tough challenges. It can help you feel empowered and capable of overcoming obstacles.

  4. Catharsis: Some people find that listening to music allows them to release pent-up emotions and experience a sense of catharsis. This can be especially helpful when dealing with intense or overwhelming feelings.

  5. Connection and community: Music has the ability to bring people together and create a sense of community. Sharing music with others, whether through live performances, playlists, or discussions, can foster connections and provide support during difficult times.

  6. Memory and nostalgia: Certain songs or pieces of music can evoke powerful memories and feelings of nostalgia, providing a sense of comfort and familiarity during challenging times.


Overall, music can be a valuable tool for emotional expression, relaxation, motivation, and connection, making it a powerful ally in navigating life's challenges.


"Propaganda" was actually one of my first demo recordings. This is the remix/remastered version, of this particular demo.


From a personal standpoint, it was inspired from the multitude of liars and hypocrites we have feeding us our information (news channels, politicians, etc.). They all have agendas, which I touched upon in my podcast episode, "What's On the Agenda".

As defined, an agenda is an underlying often ideological plan or program. Sounds kind of fancy, but not really. You see . . . each and every person/business, etc. who comes your way (in person, through media, etc.) wants something from you.


Musically, it's an heavy track with deep tones. In my opinion, the song has an ominous feel, as it should since the issue of propaganda is not healthy for us, as a society. Weighty power chords and an underlying string section bring this track to life. My favorite part is the bridge at 1:50. It offers a hopeful feel, which is needed within this dark track.



From a contextual perspective, the best we can do is . . .

  1. our own research . . . true research; not social media quick fixes.

  2. make sound personal decisions on whether these agendas align with our own personal beliefs.




Album

"Propaganda" can be found on my instrumental album, Back At One.















*If you need help bringing mental and physical endurance into your work environment, in a unique and motivational way, feel free to contact us and bring New Horizons Global to help you along the journey!


Be on the lookout for Part 4 in this new blog post series from Teach4Endurance!

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