Hello everyone. The main reason I created this thread was to ask you, do you think obsessing over music with lyrics makes you dumb? The reason I'm asking this is because I noticed that listening to too much music has began to play with my mind. I listen, or used to listen to a lot of hip/hop and punk rock. There was absolutely no way that you could stop me from listening to those two genres. But over time I noticed that whenever I was reading or doing something that requires concentration I'd automatically recite rap lyrics in my head and I'd suddenly lose focus. Whenever I read something I would also associate a random word with a random rap line. So what did I do to fix this? Last month around December the 15th I stopped listening to music altogether. The first week I had a strong urge to listen to music but now I don't really care to listen to music at all. I don't know if I'm imagining it but I'm also able to concentrate more. Unfortunately my brain still compulsively recites lyrics from time to time, but I've learned to ignore it. Tell me what you think! TL;DR: Figured out I was obsessed with music. Music took over my thinking pattern and focus. I stopped listening to music with lyrics altogether.