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Musical Interests

Musical Interests
My friends like rap and other music that I don't like. I like country music and southern gospel, but I'm too embarrassed to tell them. How can I get over being too shy?

Reply from the Highlights Editors
Everyone has his or her own likes and dislikes. That applies to music and many other things. You have every right to say what kind of music you enjoy.

Just as you can't force others to like the same things you do, you shouldn't let others do that to you. It is understandable that you would be shy if you expect disagreement or teasing, but you'll feel better about yourself if you are honest about the types of music you like.

As you grow older, you will learn to be strong in situations like this.

Best wishes,
The Highlights Editors