To an insect, the entire world is vibrations. They cannot see, taste, or hear (well). Ultimately vibrations are energy. Energy can be transmitted. We can use electron flows to stimulate the charging cells in our cell phone batteries.
In almost the same way, I can play you a Bruno Mars song that will transmit a set of vibrations. If you listen to enough Bruno Mars songs, your brain seems to assimilate, and become familiar with its energy. It is not a coincidence that my favorite band used to be the Goo Goo Dolls. I also used to be solidly beta. “I don’t want the world to see me, cus I don’t think that they’d understand” is pretty much the opposite of alpha.
Buddhists, as well as the prominent 20th century philosopher Martin Heidegger would say that the “self” is somewhat of an illusion. I agree with this. It seems true to say that what we call the “self”, is completely the product of our environment. Here, I am considering genetics also part of the environment, because one does not influence their genes, but it is instead the other way around. If you eat lots of saturated fats, you will get fat. If you eat an absurd amount of carrots, you will appear orange. If you drink a very large amount of water, your cells will swell with water and you will die.
So, it is not a stretch to think that you-are-what-you-eat when it comes to music. I urge all men to press delete-all on their soft rock music collections. I’m not going to tell you that listening to Metallica will help get you laid, because that in itself certainly will not, but it will help get your mindset right more than you think.