People worry about kids playing with guns, and teenagers watching violent videos; we are scared that some sort of culture violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands- literally thousands -of songs about broken hearts and rejection and pain and misery and loss. The unhappiest people I know, romantically speaking, are the ones who like pop music the most; and I don’t know whether pop music has caused this unhappiness, but I do know that they’ve been listening to the sad songs longer than they’ve been living the unhappy lives.

Jak Kerley