The Daily Think: Aggression

Loud music in public is an aggressive act. Whether consciously or not, the person who cranks up the music in their car, backyard, motorcycle, or on the phone they’re carrying around, assumes that what they want to hear is more important than what anyone else within several feet or a few blocks wants to hear. It’s different from any other form of expression because it involves other people against their will; I can choose to look away from someone’s creepy shirt or offensive bumper sticker, but I can’t stop hearing their shitty music. That’s what irritates me most – not that I have to listen to something I don’t like for two minutes at a stoplight, but that it’s such an invasion.

Now get off my lawn.