What is your primary reason for listening to music? What is the essential impetus for you to put organized sounds into your ears? My main reason for listening to music is to get respite from the world’s manifold horrors. If you focus too long on this planet’s problems, you go mad. (Read the comments on Slog for abundant proof.) There needs to be a buffer from the maddening agglomeration of agonies that afflicts human existence. Enter MUSIC, brothers and sisters.

Let’s do a poll to determine your motivations.