I came across this quote this morning from a book titled "The Hidden Art by Edith Schaeffer
Music should be a part of the life of any family or other group of people who have any musical talent at all. Not only will the practice improve one's playing, but creative ideas and imagination will be sparked off in others in a way which will be fulfilling and satisfying, even if it is not earth shaking in its talent. In the process something else will happen- the freedom to express yourself in a medium that is yours will develop, and so will your personality. It will not be just a matter of your musical contribution making you more interesting to have around, but you will yourself be a more interesting person. It is very logical, freely. Stifling or squashing a natural expression detracts from one's personality. pg. 34
I think you could make the case for pursuing any creative endeavor (not just music) will help you become a better version of you. Your presence will become more tangy, your profile more distinct. Quite frankly all the people in your personal sphere need this of you because as you find ways for the creative sparks to fly and your personality to become more pronounced, this will give permission to those around you to do the same. We are all in this together as it were.