In watching the documentary It Might Get Loud, I noticed a lot of elements about leadership in it. The documentary follows three prominent rock guitarists – Jimmy Page from Led Zepplin, The Edge from U2, and Jack White from White Stripes. In it, there are many elements of leadership present. They show lots of collaboration and trust in the video. The artists were clearly collaborating in the documentary when they were working together to tell their stories and enhance their own content. They played each other’s songs near the end of the video and it was really inspiring to see three different artists with three different musical styles all work together to make music. Not to mention, they showed leadership when they went off on their own path and made music. It takes a lot of courage to go out and make your own path; and all three of them showed it in their stories they shared.
I think “to matter” is a complicated thing to think about. Everyone’s definition of mattering is different. To me, living a life that matters means that I am making a difference in someone else’s life. I try every day to make a positive impact in someone else’s life. To me, that’s what makes me feel like I matter. Whether it’s as easy as just making my roommate laugh or helping my mom at 8pm with her computer issues, I honestly can say I not only enjoy doing that but
I think the artists in the documentary are mattering. Their music makes a difference in many, many other lives. U2 is one of the most popular bands out there – I mean, even Apple pushed a U2 album down to everyone’s device in 2016. Their music has reached many millions of ears and touched countless lives. And to me, that matters.