Music is about being the best--playing faster, higher, more emotional than other musicians. Anything less than perfection isn't music at all. Those who make mistakes are fundamentally lesser people. Musicians win--they win the audience's attention, competitions, and accolades. At its core, music is about the result and the musician.
Music is about the process. It's about engaging others and working with them to elevate ourselves and the audience into a higher realm, where dreams soar and humanity grows. Music is an excuse to get together, to dance, to laugh, to be moved. It adds to life without subtraction and division.
Two ways to think about music. There are many more. What do our actions say about how we view music?