What affects does music have on this generation?

I'm looking for different opinions on this subject, like:  Can music affect someone's personality?  Does music or the lyrics unconsciously influence the thoughts and opinions of the listener?  Did music affect past generations, and was it for better or worse?  How do you think music is affecting our generation? 


 I personally believe that music has a large affect on a persons personality, thoughts, emotions, and our identities.  I think that because music is such a large part of our society now, that unconsciously music tells us how to think, what to believe, who we should be, and how we should  act. 

 What's your opinion??

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