"I remember being really young and imagining what it must be like for people who got to do that for a living (singing). Daydreaming was kind of my number one thing that I did because I didn’t have much of a social life going on. I didn’t always had 4000 people wanting to hang out with me on a Saturday night. So I daydreamed and I wrote on my diary and eventually wrote songs. But I remember being really young and the things that I would write songs about mostly was the fact that I never really felt like I fitted in anywhere at school. I think songwriting became a coping mechanism for me really early on, and it helped me deal with my loneliness or not getting invited to some party that I really wanted to go to in my 7th grade. And then later on in life it helped me coping with heartbreak and rejection and things like that. But I think when we’re young and when we go to school, and we are like really really young we’re in school and we’re on the playground and people pick on us, I think the number one advice that adults give us when we’re little is just “be yourself”. And it’s hard to understand what that even means when we’re young, and it kind of hard to understand even now and I’m 23. But I think I kind of gotten close. I think forming your identity you can kind of be mistaken what that means when you’re young and in school. I think in school sometimes you think that your identity is what you wear, or the group of people who you sit with at lunch, or the people that you fit in with, or if you buy the newest trends or if your hair looks like the cool girls. You can get really confused and think that is choosing your identity. But here’s the thing that I’ve learned and let me know if you agree with me. I think who you are is how you treat other people. Your identity and your legacy is how you make other people feel about themselves. It’s the way you’ll be remembered, negatively or positively, so be nice to people. I think that another thing that I’ve learned and guys I’m on a lot of cold medicine so that’s why this is taking so long. I think one thing that I’ve learned recently that really helped me out in trying to figure out who I am, is to realize and I hope you realize this too, is not our job to make anyone like us if they don’t want to. And once you allow yourself to kind of take that pressure of yourself, I think that’s when we start to figure out who we are. And I think that’s when we start to figure out what our identities really gonna be. I look back on the things that have taught me the hardest lessons and the things that have lead me to learn those things that I’ve just shared with you, and one of the good things that came out of those really painful memories was a song that hopefully in a second you will all the singing along with me, that would be really nice.”
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