Stage Of Life Survey

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Below you will find the survey and writing contest summary report from the blogging contest in which we asked people to share a story about a song that was incredibly inspiring to them at an important point in their life. 9,680+ people visited the Stage of Life writing contest pages during this month's writing prompt (July and August 2012) from over 100 countries and 50 US states. 456 people fully answered the music survey (results below). The majority were teens. 190+ people from various life stages (teens to Baby Boomers) submitted a qualifying essay about an inspirational song (see below for essay links). Writing Contest Background - Music in our Lives Music plays an integral and emotional role in our lives. There…show more content…
I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness." --Maya Angelou "Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music." --Jimi Hendrix "Without music, life would be a mistake." --Friedrich Nietzsche "If music be the food of love, play on." --William Shakespeare "One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain." --Bob Marley "Music is the art of the prophets and the gift of God." --Martin Luther "Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything." --Plato "Nothing separates the generations more than music. By the time a child is eight or nine, he has developed a passion for his own music that is even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes." --Bill Cosby So the essay contest writing prompt for July & August 2012 was simple: In 500 words or less, share a story about an important moment in your life and how music, or a song, played its role. The writing contest prize included a Stage of Life SWAG package that contained $100 in sponsor gift cards. For the "record" - Stage of Life hosts national writing contests each

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