Humanity Is Like An Ocean

I was reading about the upcoming album from one of my favorite newer bands, Being As An Ocean, and I was curious about the meaning of their name so I looked it up and came across this gem so I thought I'd share:

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Growing up in the underground music scene it's easy to find a lot of negativity floating around and I've come to the conclusion that angry music is part the lowest common denominator in art. Anger is very much part of the human experience and can even be healthy at times, but I also feel it takes a true artist to take a situation where some would react with anger and turn it into a situation of introspection and vulnerability. That's probably part of the reason I found myself becoming more drawn to bands from that scene like Being As An Ocean, .hopesfall., The Chariot, The '68, Thrice, Beloved, mewithoutYou, etc... who take life's trials and triumphs and provide insightful, vulnerable, and introspective lyrics instead of outright anger.

by Ben Pike