Let me tell you something that everyone should have in their arsenal of personal knowledge: musicianship. I believe everyone should learn how to play at least one instrument. The thing about learning how to play an instrument is that it opens up a world of opportunities for you. You get the experience of having a blast with your friends by getting a band together, bonding, spending quality time honing your skills, and more. Like Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters says, “Musicians should go to a yard sale and buy and old drum set and get in their garage and just suck. And get their friends to come in and they’ll suck, too. And then they’ll start playing and they’ll have the best time they’ve ever had in their lives and then all of a sudden they’ll become Nirvana.” This is how you have the best time of your life. As a musician, I can vouch for playing a show being the best experience of your entire life. This is just the performance aspect of instrument learning.
Another amazing thing about learning how to play an instrument is that there are tons of studies being done that prove that being a musician will help your mind get more organized and creative. This will make you a smarter person, as well as give you a new insight to look through at everyday things. Once you involve yourself in music, there’s no way for you to get out. It’s kind of funny to think of everything from a musical standpoint the second you start playing an instrument, but you’ll soon end up loving it.
The last thing is that playing an instrument also makes you seem like a more interesting and “cool” person. Everyone loves people who are in bands and play instruments because you know that they’re having the time of their lives playing on that stage. It’s really quite amazing to go from someone in the crowd to someone on the stage and get this feeling first hand.