Hearing is a complex neurological process whereas listening is a selective learnt process, an ongoing tuning in and out, dynamic; mental and physically demanding.
Why am I happy to listen to beauty when I know that my culturally trained ears are just a better tool?
Less solace, less certainty, less cures, less normalcy, less identity, less togetherness: the paltry talking-head zoom-conference solo-concert isn’t cutting it.
The topic is very much on the table - a table of a very stimulated society, for sure, addicted to new experiences, and sometimes craving to just ‘feel better’.
I guess we could get used to living without interacting, remaining in isolation, fearing what’s out there. A shadow life. Or, perhaps more correctly, a shadow of a life.
Music is everywhere. You claim to listen to everything, but do you really?