So the story starts when I saw a painting of a bird (an art piece). That bird is in a cage. Then, I ask myself — what are the possible ways to depict this painting?
1. The bird’s freedom has been seized. (That’s a common thought!)
2. The bird has to be in a cage so that it can understand the importance of freedom. (Now that’s a harsh one!)
Now I won’t hesitate to share the first thought because it is a common thought and everyone in the society will agree to it.
But what about the second thought. Should I share it with others?
I shouldn’t. Why? They might criticize. Maybe, I am afraid of their judgment or I just don’t want to find myself in an uncomfortable situation. Whatever the reason is, I am sure anyone in my position would experience the underneath dilemma of whether to share the second thought.
Now think of a song you are listening to. Two things can happen.
1. You share the song with your friends! (Cool!)
2. You don’t want to share the song with anyone? (Maybe the song is too overwhelming)!
Why is it so?
In first case, the music signifies a common thought. So, you won’t hesitate to share it.
But in second case, that overwhelming feeling depicts an uncommon thought. Something which is “subjective”. So, you decide not to share it because you are scared of criticism and judgment that comes with it.
What I want to express is — something which is social in nature share common views and that’s how society is formed. That’s why subjectivity is not a part of our society because it is uncommon in nature.
And that’s why music not always is social because it is subjective.
And that’s why music is an art! (“because art is subjective”)