There are five types of people living among us on Planet Earth. Each has their own place in our culture and should be respected for their perspectives:
1. People who like Creed
2. People who like Creed, but don’t like some of their songs
3. People who don’t like Creed
4. People who don’t like Creed, but like some of their songs
5. People who have never heard of Creed
The world is large enough for each of our perspectives, so it’s okay that everyone has their own Creed preference. Because someone doesn’t share your perspective doesn’t mean they’re wrong because to them, their perspective is perfectly fine. Instead of attacking someone else’s point of view when you disagree with them, you have an option that can help you come to a consensus and actually work together:
Just because someone blindly loves Creed doesn’t mean that’s the full story. There’s more to life than what we see on the surface – there’s more to the story than that. There has to be a reason why: upbringing, life experience, or a friend of a friend did crack with Scott Stapp. We don’t know unless we ask questions instead of making judgments. We all have a reason for doing what we do, and no matter who we are, we’re doing it because we think it will bring us the results we want, and the results we want are always happiness. We strive after money, success, power, or to listen to “My Sacrifice” on repeat because we think it’ll make us happy. Here are some questions that can create a connection, and who knows, if you ask the right questions and find value in learning about the other person, it may inspire the other person to ask you questions too.
· What is it about Creed that you love so much?
· What kind of life-changing moments have you had while listening to Creed?
· How has listening to Creed improved your quality of life?
· What did your parents teach you about music that inspired your love for Creed?
· Are there other bands you listen to that inspire the same feelings as Creed?
After displaying a genuine interest in the other person’s Creed interest, you have proven that you’re not challenging their perspective, and it’s now a good time to introduce them to other music. We don’t know what we don’t know, but by asking questions we can learn and grow our understanding of others. When you leave your arms wide open to other people and imagine them as human clay that can be inspired to mold themselves with the right prompting, the feeling can take you higher.