Learning to play is very self rewarding
Everyone has an initial reason to begin playing any musical instrument. Whatever their reason, it comes back to a passion to express oneself.
Music is a universal outlet for all 'emotion'. What makes music so unique is the ever changing emotions from artist to artist and genre to genre, be it Rock, Jazz, Classical, Hip Hop, Motown etc. Emotion, Passion, feel and everyday life are the basic stories of playing music.
It doesn't matter if you are playing in a band....jammin at a cookout or just on your deck picking away. It's your emotion that comes to life....without music life would be pretty dull.