Listening to music is so important, especially for musicians. The reason for this is, that as a musician, you need to be it both active and passive. Listening to music is being a passive musician. And you rate a piece of music differently, when you either make it or listen to it. I often face the problem, that I'm overeager to make music, but I'm actually not ready to just listen to it. I just wanted to philosophize a little, because sometimes it seems to be necessary.