Wow! Yeah, I agree with most of what you said. However, music I believe music is very important to have in life. Yes, reading is a great escape and can be very enjoyable as can talking with someone face to face. I really hate talking on the phone for the most part because you can never tell what the other person is really thinking, which you can only see in their facial expressions and body language.
I think music really helps a lot of people, including me, get through the day. It's just about being entertained, it's about feeling the music, atleast for me anyway. It lets me go back in time, mainly to the 70's (I wasn't alive at the time, but the music produced then was and still is the best music period) and it lets me think. I don't listen to most of that crap that's considered "in" like all the sh*ty rap, hard rock, country and pop music that has no depth or substance. Music is inspiring and can be a driving force. Seriously, in history class, I don't know why there isn't an American Music unit; it's something that defines generations. iPods and other mp3 players let us carry around sometimes amazing collections of music in the palm of our hand and while some use them way too often or just to look cool (those people usually have hideously lame music collections and/or pr0n on their iPods), there are a lot of people who just love and breath music.