Insights Into Teens: Episode 73 “Q&A Series: Friends and Family”

This week we conclude our current Question and Answer Series with questions about friends and family. We learn what it is that Madison looks for in her friends. How she gets along with her friends and what benefits there are to have loyal friends who are interested in taking care of each other.

We’ll also delve into some family related questions. We’ll talk about Madison’s brother and some of the trials and tribulations over the years. We’ll also discus how Madison gets along with her parents. Does she respect them? Does she argue with them? Has she ever gotten angry at them. We’ll look at the traits she admires most about her parents, which traits she’d like to develop in herself and what traits she’s change about her parents.

Show Notes
  • Introductions
    • Insights Into Teens Episode 73 “Q&A Series: Friends and Family”
    • My insightful and intelligent co-host Madison Whalen
  • Friends
    • Name four qualities you want your friends to have.
    • Would you consider yourself to be more of a shy person or an outgoing person?
    • Have you ever wanted to be popular?
    • Who is your best friend? What do you like about him/her? What do you think they like about you?
    • Who do you wish would listen more closely to you?
    • Do you have any friends you’re worried about right now?
    • Are you happy with the number of friends you have?
    • Who in your class is a really good friend to others?
    • Has anyone ever been a bad friend to you?
    • What does it mean to be popular at your school?
    • Do you want to be popular?
    • What do you think true popularity looks like?
    • Have you ever had the opportunity to help someone? Tell us about your experience.
    • Is there anyone at school that you would like to get to know better?
    • Is there anyone at school that seems to get left out or teased a lot?
        
  • Family
    • How many siblings do you have, and what are their ages? Are you close to them?
    • Do you respect your parents?
    • Do you argue with your parents?
    • Do you enjoy spending time with your parents?
    • Do your parents “get you”?
    • Do your parents argue with each other a lot?
    • Do you parents love each other?
    • Have you ever gotten angry at your parents?
    • What is one trait that each of your parents have that you would like to have?
    • Do you want to have children and be a parent some day?
    • Do you think you would make a good parent?
    • If there was one thing you could change about each of your parents what would it be?

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  • Closing Remarks and Shoutouts
      

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insightful podcasts by informative hopes

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insights into things a podcast network

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welcome to insights into teens a podcast

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series exploring the issues and

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challenges of today’s youth your hosts

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are Joseph and Madison Whalen a father

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and daughter team making their way

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through the challenges of the teenage

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years

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welcome to insights in the teens this is

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episode 73 another one of our Q&A series

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this is friends and family

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I’m your host oh excuse me I am your

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host Joseph Whelan and my insightful and

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intelligent co-host Madison Whalen hello

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everyone how are you doing today Maddy

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pretty good so I had thought we had

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finished up our Q&A series a couple

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weeks ago when we did our one on

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existential and religion question and

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some stuff and turns out I had this one

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waiting in the wings as well so I kind

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of lied back there saying that was the

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last one Wow

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so we’re gonna have a little bit of fun

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today we’re gonna talk about some

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questions related to friends and family

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we’re gonna get to know you a little bit

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better and then we’ll finish up with

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your final thoughts clothing closing

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thoughts and shout outs like we usually

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do alrighty ready to get going

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programming note we are doing this with

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a tropical storm and actually blowing

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off the coast of New Jersey right now so

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hopefully it does not kick up some winds

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here and knock our power out in the

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middle of the podcast hopefully we can

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get through the whole podcast yeah that

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would be bad yeah so here we go let’s

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start out with the questions so the

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first questions that we’re going to get

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into today deal with friends so we want

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to find out how you define friendship

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what you look forward to in friends how

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you treat your friends and so forth so

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kind of keep that in mind and as we go

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through these alrighty so the first

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question is mean four qualities that you

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want your friends to have all righty so

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one is I want them to be kind I don’t

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want them to be mean and end up lowering

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any of my mental status like self esteem

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anything like that I want them to be

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somewhat loyal so they don’t abandon me

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at the last second so that’d be nice I’d

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also want them to be understanding

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because especially in my sixth grade

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year I tended to have sort of anger

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issues but it was mainly due to mood

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swings that I was dealing with at the

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time because I had just experienced that

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and it was a big man and it was a big

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leap for me and I didn’t exactly stick

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the landing and finally I want them to

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be kind of crazy I’m I don’t like people

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who are kind of saying and I want people

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to make me laugh by just being kind of

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crazy all right so so we’ve got nice

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we’ve got loyal we’ve got crazy and what

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was the fourth one understanding

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understanding so of the friends that you

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have now who unfortunately under the

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current conditions you don’t get to see

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all that often but of the friends that

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you have now do they all meet these

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qualities most of them yeah not all of

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them have the crazy trait but they’re

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still enough to make me laugh they’re

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not exactly like I’m not looking for

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completely crazy people I just want

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people who are humorous in a way so

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human crazy kind of go hand in hand on

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that point

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sure well and if they hang around with

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you long enough I think your personality

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kind of seeps into that and you

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interject a little bit of that crazy in

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there chill all right so our next

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question is would you consider yourself

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to be more of a shy person or more of an

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outgoing person um I kind of have a bit

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of both but I’d go more towards the shy

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side mainly because I’m not

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intentionally outgoing like the way I

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met some of my friends I was the one who

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would go out but in others in other

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instances they just came to me so

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meeting my friends I’m kind of going

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sort of with that standard and also how

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I interact with them because sometimes

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I’m not always the first

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one that texts them with some of my

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friends I am with others they just

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immediately text me or call me so in a

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way half and half more on the shy side

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though so the outgoing side of you what

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is it that brings out that outgoing side

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is it boredom is it creativity what is

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it that makes you an outgoing person

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well it’s sometimes the boredom when I

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want to hang out with them and other

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times it’s just because I want to hang

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out with them and they make me smile and

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stuff like that okay I can understand

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that

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so the next question kind of next couple

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questions kind of deal with popularity

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everybody like nobody wants to be

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unpopular I think I don’t I don’t think

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anyone actually strives to be unpopular

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in school have you ever wanted to be

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popular like when I was in school I was

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indifferent whether I was popular or not

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I was there to learn I did what I had to

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do and I got out of there and did them

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you know whatever it was that I did so I

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never really worried about being popular

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or getting elected to council school

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council or being a captain of a football

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team that was really not my thing

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have you ever wanted to be popular

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probably when I was younger because back

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then I was way more outgoing than I am

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now before I had like my anxiety kick in

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and the fear of everything else

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um so I’m pretty sure when I was younger

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I wanted to be popular I wanted to have

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loads of friends but I mean in a way I

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didn’t intentionally want to be the most

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popular person in school because as I

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got older like people at my school like

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especially in my elementary school since

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I’d gone there for all five years people

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had started to know my name more and I

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had no idea who they were and it felt

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kind of weird and that’s kind of how it

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started my excavation for not exactly

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wanting to be incredibly popular then

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once all the anxiety kicked in

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and the fact that people are kind of

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mean and ice in middle school and so on

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I kind of lost touch to that and also

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the fact that I became much more shy and

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enclosed and yeah okay well I guess

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we’re lucky having such a shy person on

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a podcast like this and opening up yeah

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so speaking of being popular of all of

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your friends do you have a friend who

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you consider to be your best friend not

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really because I hang out with like I

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hang out with a group of friends but I

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also have friends in my middle school

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who are my age

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while the girlfriends I hang out with

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our neighbors and they’re a little

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younger than I am I don’t really have a

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best friend I just hang out with the

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people who are good friends with I

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really don’t have a complete best friend

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I have known my one friend Mariah for

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five years though I think almost six

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something are along those lines

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I’ve known her for the longest I think

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so Mariah gets seniority in this well I

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should then well I mean if we’re going

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by how long I’ve known them

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I’ve long I’ve known Mariah the longest

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a group of younger friends for our

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neighbors I’ve kind of known them for

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around the same time and so the people I

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met in middle school this year I’ve only

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known them for how long I’ve ever I’ve

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met them I really wouldn’t consider any

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of them to be my best friends or when

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I’m I want only one of them to be my

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best friend

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technically I call all of them my best

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friends I don’t know if you can have

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multiple than one because hey you make

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up your own rules yep so what do you

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like about all of your best friends um

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I’ll go off with so my younger friends

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which there are three of them and

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they’re all my neighbors I like that

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they’re able to completely make me laugh

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and they’re much more wild than some of

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my other friends who are my age

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and I like that oh you know as you get

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older you start to mellow out yeah I

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like that like young energy they still

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have and some of those stories are

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really funny and I love hanging out with

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them I hang out with them more than I

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hang out with some of my other friends

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but I do hang out with them and still

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talk to all of my friends um for Mariah

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I like how she’s for my older friends I

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like how they’re much more understanding

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and helpful when I’m going through hard

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times more emotionally mature yeah like

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I like the aspect that my younger

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friends are wild and I like the aspect

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that my older friends are more mature

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and men and able to help me out if I

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have any like mental issues going on

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okay they think they are

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that’s a nice balance of qualities that

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you have there I think you’re very

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fortunate to have that level balance

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between your friends what do you think

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they like about you um well for my

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younger friends I’m sort of that older

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mature figure in a way I try to make

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sure that they understand their

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decisions and whenever something’s up

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with them I try to sort of parent it out

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and help them overcome it because

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sometimes my friends are my younger

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friends are upset and I want to try to

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make sure that they open up and that I

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can do anything I can to help with that

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and for my older friends it’s kind of

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the same thing they go through stuff and

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they goof they go through other stuff

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that the younger kids don’t normally go

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through that I don’t normally understand

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what they’re going through but I still

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try to help work it out with it so

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you’re like the the mommy can of the

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litter here then sort of I guess nothing

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wrong with that it’s always nice to me

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you can help your friends out yeah

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so who do you wish would listen more

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closely to you um I’d say all my older

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friends listen very well to me my

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younger friends they kind of I mean they

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listen to me it’s just they’re wild

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personalities give them this

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the sanshin to kind of do weird and in

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ways not the best situational stuff and

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you do you chalk that up to the age

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difference in the maturity level is it

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something else I just say that it’s just

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because they’re younger and just the

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fact that I’m older and it’s just sort

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of in a way like it’s sort of a parental

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thing like you know how we when you’re a

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parent and you have kids and you yes and

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they like run around and don’t exactly

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know how the world works and they have

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like I don’t know how to describe it but

0:12:45.750,0:12:54.900
it’s sort of they’re more open they’re

0:12:52.860,0:12:57.570
not they’re less actually they’re less

0:12:54.900,0:13:03.090
open to the world and all its dangers

0:12:57.570,0:13:04.830
and my even more naive yeah now do you

0:13:03.090,0:13:06.620
think you exhibited some of those same

0:13:04.830,0:13:10.230
traits yourself when you were younger I

0:13:06.620,0:13:12.900
mean yeah I wasn’t completely cautious

0:13:10.230,0:13:15.600
as I am now I definitely didn’t know a

0:13:12.900,0:13:17.670
lot about the world until I wasn’t six

0:13:15.600,0:13:19.800
and fifth grade that’s when I really

0:13:17.670,0:13:25.040
learned about all of it

0:13:19.800,0:13:28.530
and when I was younger I was I mean I

0:13:25.040,0:13:30.810
was much more social back then and I

0:13:28.530,0:13:32.520
didn’t really have much fears besides

0:13:30.810,0:13:36.060
the fact they’re spiders and bugs and

0:13:32.520,0:13:38.430
the dark but now I have a lot of other

0:13:36.060,0:13:40.800
fears that have built up because of the

0:13:38.430,0:13:42.330
fact that I got older and I don’t think

0:13:40.800,0:13:46.680
that my younger friends have actually

0:13:42.330,0:13:48.210
had that built up yet so okay well it’s

0:13:46.680,0:13:52.650
good to see that your fears are evolving

0:13:48.210,0:13:54.420
yep do you have any friends right now

0:13:52.650,0:13:55.950
that you’re actually worried about I

0:13:54.420,0:13:57.270
mean I need my friends who I haven’t

0:13:55.950,0:14:01.710
really talked to my younger friends

0:13:57.270,0:14:04.530
always keep in touch with me cuz they

0:14:01.710,0:14:06.060
just have that spirit I haven’t talked

0:14:04.530,0:14:08.670
to my older friends in a little while

0:14:06.060,0:14:10.560
though sometimes I message them and see

0:14:08.670,0:14:12.810
if they’ll reply but when they don’t

0:14:10.560,0:14:13.710
I’m worried especially since what’s

0:14:12.810,0:14:17.250
going on with the war

0:14:13.710,0:14:19.410
old now and I’m just worried about them

0:14:17.250,0:14:21.270
when if they don’t answer any of the

0:14:19.410,0:14:23.520
text I understand that they might be

0:14:21.270,0:14:25.470
busy but if they don’t answer after a

0:14:23.520,0:14:29.940
while I start getting a bit nervous

0:14:25.470,0:14:33.990
especially with if like they had trouble

0:14:29.940,0:14:36.720
at home and with school and that all of

0:14:33.990,0:14:38.940
this was just affecting them and it just

0:14:36.720,0:14:44.400
makes me kind of worried and I don’t

0:14:38.940,0:14:45.360
want them to have well I’m just worried

0:14:44.400,0:14:47.370
at this point

0:14:45.360,0:14:49.050
well and I think that’s kind of a sign

0:14:47.370,0:14:51.510
of the times there’s a lot of things

0:14:49.050,0:14:54.090
that are wearing with you know the

0:14:51.510,0:14:57.140
Kovach going on and homeschooling and

0:14:54.090,0:15:00.360
parents at home or out of work

0:14:57.140,0:15:01.770
so you know it’s nice for you to reach

0:15:00.360,0:15:04.530
out to your friends and keep in touch

0:15:01.770,0:15:07.080
with them and you know follow up with

0:15:04.530,0:15:08.880
them make sure they’re okay and you know

0:15:07.080,0:15:11.850
try to lift their spirits I think more

0:15:08.880,0:15:13.860
than anything else so there’s nothing

0:15:11.850,0:15:15.990
wrong with with being worried about the

0:15:13.860,0:15:17.850
people you care about and that’s that

0:15:15.990,0:15:22.020
worry that that helps us get through

0:15:17.850,0:15:23.700
these times so with all that said and

0:15:22.020,0:15:27.090
done all your best friends you have all

0:15:23.700,0:15:28.710
these best friends right now um are you

0:15:27.090,0:15:30.840
happy with the number of friends that

0:15:28.710,0:15:33.030
you have would you like more friends

0:15:30.840,0:15:35.340
would you like less friends how’s that

0:15:33.030,0:15:38.160
balance working out honestly I’m pretty

0:15:35.340,0:15:40.860
fun with all my friends I have now I can

0:15:38.160,0:15:43.800
relate with something with each of them

0:15:40.860,0:15:46.440
and I like the different diverse area I

0:15:43.800,0:15:48.300
have I don’t think I need more friends

0:15:46.440,0:15:51.630
but I’m always open to have more friends

0:15:48.300,0:15:54.960
if they need someone for a friend but

0:15:51.630,0:15:57.540
I’m happy with the amount I have now I’m

0:15:54.960,0:16:00.440
not looking for any new friends but if

0:15:57.540,0:16:03.090
someone needs a friend then sure I’ll

0:16:00.440,0:16:04.740
I’ll make more room okay

0:16:03.090,0:16:06.720
well good to know there’s always room

0:16:04.740,0:16:09.090
for more friends yep it’s like the

0:16:06.720,0:16:10.500
Haunted Mansion scene I was gonna go

0:16:09.090,0:16:18.270
with pie there’s always room for more

0:16:10.500,0:16:20.640
party version or the edible one well the

0:16:18.270,0:16:22.800
numerical version is always the same you

0:16:20.640,0:16:26.500
know it’s always more characters right

0:16:22.800,0:16:29.560
so there’s always room for pie there yep

0:16:26.500,0:16:32.800
so who in your class do you think is a

0:16:29.560,0:16:36.070
really good friend to others like who’s

0:16:32.800,0:16:38.890
who’s that outgoing one who was always

0:16:36.070,0:16:40.660
willing to help and is willing to lift

0:16:38.890,0:16:43.030
people up that if they see someone’s

0:16:40.660,0:16:44.980
something’s bothering someone you know

0:16:43.030,0:16:46.930
they’ll go over and try to console them

0:16:44.980,0:16:48.910
and try to make them feel better who do

0:16:46.930,0:16:51.880
you think is that because every class

0:16:48.910,0:16:54.190
has that kind of person who do you think

0:16:51.880,0:16:56.380
that is or do you not have one of those

0:16:54.190,0:16:58.030
in your class well I have multiple

0:16:56.380,0:17:01.890
classes so I’m going to refer to my

0:16:58.030,0:17:04.660
history class with a girl named summer

0:17:01.890,0:17:06.580
summer actually started out I think in

0:17:04.660,0:17:08.290
sixth grade was a new student in my

0:17:06.580,0:17:10.420
school and by the time we were in middle

0:17:08.290,0:17:14.200
school I had gone to know her a bit more

0:17:10.420,0:17:16.120
um and after me and her got paired on a

0:17:14.200,0:17:18.640
few projects and we talked more about

0:17:16.120,0:17:21.160
and we talked more and we learned a bit

0:17:18.640,0:17:22.660
more about each other every instance we

0:17:21.160,0:17:24.640
sat next to each other every time I

0:17:22.660,0:17:26.470
would come in and she would normally be

0:17:24.640,0:17:28.270
there she’d always say hi to me and I’d

0:17:26.470,0:17:31.000
say hi to her and we talked a little bit

0:17:28.270,0:17:32.710
and then we get to work so I definitely

0:17:31.000,0:17:34.900
think she’d be one of the more outgoing

0:17:32.710,0:17:36.970
people who would definitely want to help

0:17:34.900,0:17:39.310
others in need and that’s interesting

0:17:36.970,0:17:40.870
especially if she came in as that as the

0:17:39.310,0:17:43.750
new kid who didn’t grow up with all the

0:17:40.870,0:17:45.460
other kids I have to imagine it’s got to

0:17:43.750,0:17:48.670
be very difficult to come into a new

0:17:45.460,0:17:50.800
school and be that new kid because I

0:17:48.670,0:17:52.840
never had to do that

0:17:50.800,0:17:54.970
it’s got to be tough being that new kid

0:17:52.840,0:17:58.330
and still being outgoing because you

0:17:54.970,0:18:01.150
there has to be a lot of awkwardness on

0:17:58.330,0:18:03.390
a lot of pressure do you think she had a

0:18:01.150,0:18:06.370
hard time when she first came in were

0:18:03.390,0:18:08.860
were people receptive of her outgoing

0:18:06.370,0:18:11.740
personality well I wasn’t entirely sure

0:18:08.860,0:18:13.780
too much about her especially when she

0:18:11.740,0:18:16.690
first came in I never knew too much

0:18:13.780,0:18:19.750
about her and it only started in seventh

0:18:16.690,0:18:21.580
grade but she looked like she had a good

0:18:19.750,0:18:24.430
friend base whenever I saw her around

0:18:21.580,0:18:26.560
like outside at recess or at lunch she

0:18:24.430,0:18:28.030
looked like she was still the outgoing

0:18:26.560,0:18:30.340
person and people didn’t really have a

0:18:28.030,0:18:31.660
problem with it that’s good that’s good

0:18:30.340,0:18:33.640
you don’t want to see people that are

0:18:31.660,0:18:36.820
outgoing get discouraged and difficult

0:18:33.640,0:18:38.950
situations yeah so we’ve talked about

0:18:36.820,0:18:42.330
what makes good friends in our

0:18:38.950,0:18:45.100
your friends good and and all that stuff

0:18:42.330,0:18:46.450
but there’s always the flip side of the

0:18:45.100,0:18:49.180
coin there there’s always we’ve always

0:18:46.450,0:18:53.950
had bad friends and I had you know I had

0:18:49.180,0:18:55.150
some bad friends for me bad friends were

0:18:53.950,0:18:56.770
the friends that you thought you could

0:18:55.150,0:18:58.540
count on and when the chips were down

0:18:56.770,0:18:59.800
and you needed to count on them they

0:18:58.540,0:19:02.230
weren’t there

0:18:59.800,0:19:05.380
I’m not talking when I say bad friends

0:19:02.230,0:19:07.570
I’m not talking about friends who do

0:19:05.380,0:19:09.820
drugs or steal or stuff like that I’m

0:19:07.570,0:19:12.970
I’m talking about friends who don’t live

0:19:09.820,0:19:16.210
up to that expectation that you have of

0:19:12.970,0:19:19.110
them of being a friend have you ever had

0:19:16.210,0:19:23.650
any bad friends based on that definition

0:19:19.110,0:19:26.020
um now that I think about it not that I

0:19:23.650,0:19:28.350
know of most of my friends were there

0:19:26.020,0:19:32.800
for me and of course friends come and go

0:19:28.350,0:19:35.290
yeah but most of my friends um still

0:19:32.800,0:19:37.180
live up to my expectations and I don’t

0:19:35.290,0:19:40.270
really set too many high expectations

0:19:37.180,0:19:43.660
just as long as they understand me and

0:19:40.270,0:19:45.490
they’re willing to accept me and that

0:19:43.660,0:19:47.740
they’re just kind of or all and they’re

0:19:45.490,0:19:49.570
able to make me laugh I’m perfectly fine

0:19:47.740,0:19:53.620
well that’s good that’s good I have not

0:19:49.570,0:19:55.660
had a lot of bad friends so I was

0:19:53.620,0:19:58.420
fortunate in that and it seems that you

0:19:55.660,0:20:01.060
are fortunate as well and not having a

0:19:58.420,0:20:03.190
lot of bad friends yeah but I did go

0:20:01.060,0:20:05.580
through sort of a rough patch in sixth

0:20:03.190,0:20:09.070
grade not necessarily with a bad friend

0:20:05.580,0:20:10.750
just fight with some of my good friends

0:20:09.070,0:20:13.510
and they were mainly caused by me

0:20:10.750,0:20:15.730
because I didn’t know how to control my

0:20:13.510,0:20:17.740
emotions and a lot of stuff made me

0:20:15.730,0:20:19.840
upset and angry and I went through a lot

0:20:17.740,0:20:21.850
of mood swings are you still friends

0:20:19.840,0:20:24.130
with those friends oh yeah we always

0:20:21.850,0:20:26.140
made up by the end of the day and I

0:20:24.130,0:20:28.000
always had time to calm down and we’re

0:20:26.140,0:20:30.070
still good friends to this day so and

0:20:28.000,0:20:31.060
that’s all a man who’s friends fight and

0:20:30.070,0:20:32.950
you know what happens

0:20:31.060,0:20:35.110
there’s disagreements there’s

0:20:32.950,0:20:38.220
differences of opinions sometimes it’s

0:20:35.110,0:20:41.009
moves sometimes it’s hormones

0:20:38.220,0:20:43.350
but ultimately the the friends that are

0:20:41.009,0:20:45.120
the keepers are the ones that are there

0:20:43.350,0:20:47.669
still for you at the end of the day even

0:20:45.120,0:20:49.590
when you do have these arguments yeah so

0:20:47.669,0:20:53.340
it’s good to see you were able to

0:20:49.590,0:20:55.320
rectify those so we talked about

0:20:53.340,0:20:56.549
popularity and I kind of kind of put

0:20:55.320,0:20:59.490
these out of order I should have put

0:20:56.549,0:21:03.289
this one up further what does it mean to

0:20:59.490,0:21:05.759
be popular at your school I’m not

0:21:03.289,0:21:09.000
entirely store what the standards are

0:21:05.759,0:21:11.429
for school at this point because I never

0:21:09.000,0:21:14.639
really seeked a lot of popularity I’d

0:21:11.429,0:21:16.669
assume it mean that almost everyone knew

0:21:14.639,0:21:20.159
about you and you were a good student

0:21:16.669,0:21:22.289
and that a lot of people wanted to know

0:21:20.159,0:21:24.629
you be friends with you I want to be you

0:21:22.289,0:21:30.110
and you had a lot of friends and just

0:21:24.629,0:21:33.690
you were overall just super well known

0:21:30.110,0:21:36.720
it’s basically sort of being famous but

0:21:33.690,0:21:40.039
more called popularity and is mainly

0:21:36.720,0:21:43.769
seen in school see as I was growing up

0:21:40.039,0:21:47.750
popularity was subjective so you had

0:21:43.769,0:21:50.909
different groups so you had the athletes

0:21:47.750,0:21:53.009
then you had what we called the preppies

0:21:50.909,0:21:55.200
the ones that were you know the well –

0:21:53.009,0:21:58.830
dues and stuff thing you had like the

0:21:55.200,0:22:01.769
artsy fartsy group and then you had what

0:21:58.830,0:22:03.090
what at the time we called stoners

0:22:01.769,0:22:05.730
because they were the ones that would go

0:22:03.090,0:22:09.570
off and smoke and you know they were

0:22:05.730,0:22:11.639
like the the goth emo ones who would go

0:22:09.570,0:22:13.259
off and sort of do their own thing and

0:22:11.639,0:22:14.700
they were kind of the ones that your

0:22:13.259,0:22:17.970
parents told you not to hang out with

0:22:14.700,0:22:21.059
sort of but each of those groups had its

0:22:17.970,0:22:23.850
own standard for being popular

0:22:21.059,0:22:25.799
and I managed to get along with all of

0:22:23.850,0:22:26.970
them because I and I just kind of have

0:22:25.799,0:22:31.379
that kind of person and all the I

0:22:26.970,0:22:32.879
suppose but each group had a different

0:22:31.379,0:22:35.429
standard for being popular like for

0:22:32.879,0:22:37.980
athletics you know the best athletes

0:22:35.429,0:22:41.669
were the popular ones you know for the

0:22:37.980,0:22:43.860
preppies you know it was the guys who

0:22:41.669,0:22:47.879
had the nicest clothes or the nicest

0:22:43.860,0:22:50.490
cars or whatever it was for the geeks

0:22:47.879,0:22:52.740
the this the ultra smart kids it was the

0:22:50.490,0:22:56.940
ones who are all in honor society and

0:22:52.740,0:22:58.919
stuff do you have that kind of dynamic

0:22:56.940,0:23:02.610
at your school there where you’ve got

0:22:58.919,0:23:05.519
different factions let’s say well I’ve

0:23:02.610,0:23:07.139
never really seen people in cliques cuz

0:23:05.519,0:23:09.990
we’re all on a schedule and we don’t

0:23:07.139,0:23:12.080
normally go around the only thing that I

0:23:09.990,0:23:14.850
could think of was at the lunch table

0:23:12.080,0:23:16.950
like I sat at a lunch table

0:23:14.850,0:23:20.009
I was actually kind of forced to sit at

0:23:16.950,0:23:23.190
a lunch table with a bunch of girls in

0:23:20.009,0:23:26.129
seventh grade who I had no idea who any

0:23:23.190,0:23:29.869
of them really were and they all seemed

0:23:26.129,0:23:33.899
to be like I’m not sure they were just I

0:23:29.869,0:23:35.850
don’t know what group to call them but I

0:23:33.899,0:23:38.909
just sat with them and I didn’t feel

0:23:35.850,0:23:40.799
like I belonged because I wasn’t as

0:23:38.909,0:23:43.830
talkative as they were I didn’t really

0:23:40.799,0:23:45.960
talk to them and I just and and I just

0:23:43.830,0:23:49.350
said it low and I just said eating my

0:23:45.960,0:23:51.240
lunch alone okay in a way so then let me

0:23:49.350,0:23:54.840
ask you because because clearly you have

0:23:51.240,0:23:56.759
I guess your own idea of what it is to

0:23:54.840,0:23:59.519
be popular what do you think true

0:23:56.759,0:24:04.200
popularity looks like what what does

0:23:59.519,0:24:05.480
someone have to do or be for them to be

0:24:04.200,0:24:10.619
popular to you

0:24:05.480,0:24:14.009
well first well I think being popular is

0:24:10.619,0:24:17.610
being liked is like how the whole thing

0:24:14.009,0:24:20.399
is because no matter what I think mostly

0:24:17.610,0:24:25.289
ideas of people wanting to be popular is

0:24:20.399,0:24:28.590
to get the is to get the satisfaction of

0:24:25.289,0:24:30.809
others sort of like have being the one

0:24:28.590,0:24:32.820
that everyone talks about or being the

0:24:30.809,0:24:33.170
one that everyone wants to be friends

0:24:32.820,0:24:35.870
with

0:24:33.170,0:24:39.550
something like that okay and it doesn’t

0:24:35.870,0:24:42.050
matter what you do but all you really

0:24:39.550,0:24:45.140
but it they all have the same goal in

0:24:42.050,0:24:47.390
the end to try and have as many friends

0:24:45.140,0:24:50.060
as possible and to be and to get their

0:24:47.390,0:24:54.290
name said throughout the school pretty

0:24:50.060,0:24:56.090
much okay so it’s kind of like kind of

0:24:54.290,0:24:58.460
help people deal with social media now

0:24:56.090,0:25:00.200
it’s how many lights you get and how

0:24:58.460,0:25:03.290
many followers you get and stuff like

0:25:00.200,0:25:06.170
that I guess so yeah okay I could I

0:25:03.290,0:25:10.130
could see that so let’s change gears a

0:25:06.170,0:25:12.080
little bit here and talk about helping

0:25:10.130,0:25:15.800
others one of the things that you’ll run

0:25:12.080,0:25:17.840
into as you get older and you start

0:25:15.800,0:25:20.620
looking at going into college and stuff

0:25:17.840,0:25:23.240
like that is community service

0:25:20.620,0:25:25.400
volunteering so a lot of colleges look

0:25:23.240,0:25:30.350
for that to determine what kind of

0:25:25.400,0:25:33.230
person you are as an individual so have

0:25:30.350,0:25:36.830
you had an opportunity recently to help

0:25:33.230,0:25:39.680
someone maybe help somebody tutor

0:25:36.830,0:25:43.160
someone help them with their grades if

0:25:39.680,0:25:44.330
somebody was having emotional issues or

0:25:43.160,0:25:46.250
something like that you were able to

0:25:44.330,0:25:47.780
help them with that have you have you

0:25:46.250,0:25:49.280
been able to do anything I know under

0:25:47.780,0:25:52.130
the current circumstances is very

0:25:49.280,0:25:54.260
difficult but have you had an

0:25:52.130,0:25:57.200
opportunity to do that in the last

0:25:54.260,0:25:58.940
couple of years I mean yeah um

0:25:57.200,0:26:01.010
especially when I was still in my

0:25:58.940,0:26:02.660
elementary school I would help my

0:26:01.010,0:26:05.000
younger friends if they didn’t

0:26:02.660,0:26:07.430
understand what their homework was or if

0:26:05.000,0:26:09.620
they had just gotten –nt or if someone

0:26:07.430,0:26:10.850
was being mean to them and I had to try

0:26:09.620,0:26:13.040
and make sure that they were still

0:26:10.850,0:26:15.500
trying to be smooth that so they would

0:26:13.040,0:26:17.030
still be happy with my older friends it

0:26:15.500,0:26:20.210
was sort of the same thing if they had

0:26:17.030,0:26:21.980
stuff going on I would try to make sure

0:26:20.210,0:26:24.770
that they still had a smile on the face

0:26:21.980,0:26:29.210
and that they were okay and that I could

0:26:24.770,0:26:31.730
be of service and I actually have been

0:26:29.210,0:26:37.550
on FaceTime with my younger friends and

0:26:31.730,0:26:40.970
to my younger friends have were arguing

0:26:37.550,0:26:43.070
with each other I don’t know exactly I

0:26:40.970,0:26:46.040
don’t know exactly who started it but

0:26:43.070,0:26:46.860
they were both kind of reluctant they

0:26:46.040,0:26:49.650
had a lot of

0:26:46.860,0:26:52.260
going on and I wanted to try and help

0:26:49.650,0:26:53.790
them resolve it and in the end they kind

0:26:52.260,0:26:55.920
of did um

0:26:53.790,0:26:57.630
resolve it at least that I know of right

0:26:55.920,0:27:01.350
now they were still kind of fighting but

0:26:57.630,0:27:04.980
um no from what I know of now they’re

0:27:01.350,0:27:08.100
still fine okay well I think that’s all

0:27:04.980,0:27:10.620
the questions I was gonna ask you on

0:27:08.100,0:27:13.740
friends let’s take a little break and

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we’ll come back and we’ll get into some

0:27:13.740,0:27:26.940
of the family questions how’s that sound

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so let’s talk family

0:28:30.570,0:28:37.570
you got mami and myself the cats

0:28:34.750,0:28:42.100
obviously obviously do you have any

0:28:37.570,0:28:44.290
siblings um I do have my brother Sam who

0:28:42.100,0:28:49.090
we have the podcast for insights not

0:28:44.290,0:28:54.490
tomorrow um so yeah so do you consider

0:28:49.090,0:28:57.480
yourself to be close to see him when we

0:28:54.490,0:29:03.400
were younger we used to be much closer

0:28:57.480,0:29:08.260
but after some family drama he he kind

0:29:03.400,0:29:10.330
of left and I kind of continued my older

0:29:08.260,0:29:13.330
years without him and then when he

0:29:10.330,0:29:17.170
started to come back it was kind of

0:29:13.330,0:29:21.970
weird because I had grown so much and he

0:29:17.170,0:29:24.940
also pretty he also grew as well and we

0:29:21.970,0:29:26.290
really didn’t know how to interact with

0:29:24.940,0:29:30.250
each other at this point

0:29:26.290,0:29:32.500
Sam knew me as just the innocent child I

0:29:30.250,0:29:35.350
was and now I’m a I’m pretty much a

0:29:32.500,0:29:40.660
teenager struggling with the struggles

0:29:35.350,0:29:42.280
of life yeah and I underst and I’m still

0:29:40.660,0:29:44.650
not even sure how to react to him

0:29:42.280,0:29:46.450
because I used to be like I thought I

0:29:44.650,0:29:47.980
was the annoying younger sister when I

0:29:46.450,0:29:49.390
was younger cuz I would always like

0:29:47.980,0:29:50.860
interrupt and playing games and I’d

0:29:49.390,0:29:54.430
always want to sit with him and watch

0:29:50.860,0:29:56.290
him and now it’s kind of weird cuz I’m

0:29:54.430,0:29:59.620
no longer the person who would just

0:29:56.290,0:30:02.460
deliberately go and socialize I would I

0:29:59.620,0:30:06.010
mean I’m okay but socializing and

0:30:02.460,0:30:08.920
talking with him but I don’t know it

0:30:06.010,0:30:11.940
just feels weird that he’s now back I

0:30:08.920,0:30:15.310
mean I’m still glad that he’s back just

0:30:11.940,0:30:17.860
it’s a bit weird so we have him on the

0:30:15.310,0:30:21.850
podcast a few episodes ago for your

0:30:17.860,0:30:23.830
siblings podcast and I think it it went

0:30:21.850,0:30:25.780
well I mean we it was more of a

0:30:23.830,0:30:29.700
question-and-answer session more than

0:30:25.780,0:30:34.450
anything else yeah is it something where

0:30:29.700,0:30:36.430
you’d want to rekindle that and and be

0:30:34.450,0:30:40.180
close to him again and try to get past

0:30:36.430,0:30:42.100
this kind of awkward stage I mean yeah

0:30:40.180,0:30:43.539
because the Q&A was mainly focused

0:30:42.100,0:30:45.369
towards him

0:30:43.539,0:30:47.529
and you didn’t really get to know too

0:30:45.369,0:30:49.749
much about me and immediately when he

0:30:47.529,0:30:51.369
asked the one question I just let out

0:30:49.749,0:30:54.669
with a huge answer that he wasn’t even

0:30:51.369,0:30:58.570
expecting yeah you tend to do that yeah

0:30:54.669,0:31:02.019
I monologue a lot okay well and and I

0:30:58.570,0:31:04.239
think you know with Sam coming back into

0:31:02.019,0:31:08.139
our lives again here we’ve we’ve all

0:31:04.239,0:31:09.850
kind of taken it with a bit of caution

0:31:08.139,0:31:11.679
you know we’ve all sort of played it

0:31:09.850,0:31:15.330
close to the vest there we don’t want to

0:31:11.679,0:31:15.330
kind of overstep our bounds and

0:31:15.780,0:31:22.540
inject any more drama into it as we try

0:31:19.000,0:31:25.020
to heal these things oh so you know time

0:31:22.540,0:31:28.480
heals all wounds they say so hopefully

0:31:25.020,0:31:30.640
with Sam coming back in to our lives on

0:31:28.480,0:31:32.590
a regular basis now time will allow us

0:31:30.640,0:31:36.760
to to sort of heal those wounds and

0:31:32.590,0:31:40.630
reform a relationship again moving right

0:31:36.760,0:31:43.810
along to the next awkward question do

0:31:40.630,0:31:46.420
you respect your parents yes I do I

0:31:43.810,0:31:48.520
think you guys deserve the respect like

0:31:46.420,0:31:51.130
we said in a respect podcast and a

0:31:48.520,0:31:54.190
couple of podcasts ago respect is

0:31:51.130,0:31:55.690
normally earned and especially since

0:31:54.190,0:31:57.700
you’ve guys have been a part of my life

0:31:55.690,0:32:02.530
for so long and pretty much your whole

0:31:57.700,0:32:08.170
life yes yes daddy kind of funny how

0:32:02.530,0:32:10.210
that works out yeah yeah so I definitely

0:32:08.170,0:32:12.790
think you’ve earned respect my respect

0:32:10.210,0:32:15.970
because you guys have been so good to me

0:32:12.790,0:32:19.150
you make sure I stay out live you make

0:32:15.970,0:32:23.980
sure I’m happy legally required to keep

0:32:19.150,0:32:26.230
you alive you know yes I know but you’ve

0:32:23.980,0:32:27.970
done so much other things like you

0:32:26.230,0:32:30.160
always try to make me happy even when

0:32:27.970,0:32:32.620
I’m having a bad day although sometimes

0:32:30.160,0:32:35.980
you’re not that much of a help because

0:32:32.620,0:32:38.200
you poke a stick in my cage yeah well

0:32:35.980,0:32:42.850
really good night you daddy we all have

0:32:38.200,0:32:45.070
our hobbies like this so the next

0:32:42.850,0:32:48.220
question just sort of naturally flows

0:32:45.070,0:32:50.710
from that one do you argue with your

0:32:48.220,0:32:55.390
parents and if you do why do you argue

0:32:50.710,0:32:57.820
with me well we don’t necessarily argue

0:32:55.390,0:33:01.900
we don’t call it arguing we call it play

0:32:57.820,0:33:04.240
fighting right we occasionally have play

0:33:01.900,0:33:08.850
fights on topics that don’t normally

0:33:04.240,0:33:11.740
cause for any interaction we just have

0:33:08.850,0:33:15.010
different opinions and we have play

0:33:11.740,0:33:18.160
fights and we are all welcome to our

0:33:15.010,0:33:21.200
differences of opinions and I think the

0:33:18.160,0:33:24.440
little debates that you and I have are

0:33:21.200,0:33:27.740
healthy in that it it kind of forces

0:33:24.440,0:33:30.679
each of us to look at a situation from a

0:33:27.740,0:33:33.049
different perspective yeah what about

0:33:30.679,0:33:35.299
with mommy do you have those kind of

0:33:33.049,0:33:37.850
heated discussions or arguments or

0:33:35.299,0:33:40.830
debates with mommy

0:33:37.850,0:33:42.899
unless it’s a real group conversation I

0:33:40.830,0:33:44.909
don’t normally have them with you I

0:33:42.899,0:33:46.409
think it’s with her I think it’s just

0:33:44.909,0:33:51.120
sort of a father-daughter thing that we

0:33:46.409,0:33:54.330
do in a way I guess I’m just lucky huh I

0:33:51.120,0:33:56.880
don’t know how many times that mommy

0:33:54.330,0:33:59.100
would really and I would really play

0:33:56.880,0:34:01.350
fight after this off to try and find out

0:33:59.100,0:34:02.220
some her go poke a stick in her cage and

0:34:01.350,0:34:08.250
see what happens

0:34:02.220,0:34:10.649
yeah so based on those questions do you

0:34:08.250,0:34:14.190
enjoy spending time with your parents

0:34:10.649,0:34:16.050
yeah I do when we used to go out I’d

0:34:14.190,0:34:19.260
enjoy going out to like Dave & Buster’s

0:34:16.050,0:34:22.470
or some restaurants with you guys and

0:34:19.260,0:34:24.659
then go in a concert as well now I enjoy

0:34:22.470,0:34:28.710
doing rapping with you guys watching

0:34:24.659,0:34:31.980
movies with you guys and overall doing

0:34:28.710,0:34:33.750
the podcast with you guys good good well

0:34:31.980,0:34:36.119
I’m glad because there’s gonna come an

0:34:33.750,0:34:38.070
age wind you’re not going to enjoy

0:34:36.119,0:34:40.440
spending time with us and I and I

0:34:38.070,0:34:45.409
shudder to think that that day is coming

0:34:40.440,0:34:48.089
sooner than I might want it to okay okay

0:34:45.409,0:34:49.889
I didn’t actually think that would have

0:34:48.089,0:34:53.639
been your answer I thought it would have

0:34:49.889,0:34:55.710
been sometime well sometime in the

0:34:53.639,0:34:57.869
future we’re not gonna be around to have

0:34:55.710,0:35:00.089
those happy moments Wow

0:34:57.869,0:35:02.700
so you went a really morbid on me then

0:35:00.089,0:35:05.580
so you’re you’re putting me in the

0:35:02.700,0:35:08.190
ground here well at least we’ll come

0:35:05.580,0:35:09.990
later than when youth at least will come

0:35:08.190,0:35:11.430
later than you think of the time that

0:35:09.990,0:35:12.990
we’re not going to and that I’m not

0:35:11.430,0:35:17.760
going to enjoy spending time with you

0:35:12.990,0:35:20.339
guys because it’s true yeah so this is

0:35:17.760,0:35:22.890
kind of an odd question and I can kind

0:35:20.339,0:35:28.950
of elaborate if you want but do your

0:35:22.890,0:35:33.300
parents get you well I mean you

0:35:28.950,0:35:35.010
understand my hobbies and everything and

0:35:33.300,0:35:37.260
especially when I was in sixth grade I

0:35:35.010,0:35:41.070
kind of needed you guys to get me so

0:35:37.260,0:35:43.680
that you could help me cope through my

0:35:41.070,0:35:45.900
problems at that point and you did a

0:35:43.680,0:35:49.440
very well job good job at it so I’d say

0:35:45.900,0:35:51.540
you guys kind of get me um you

0:35:49.440,0:35:56.150
understand like my hobby

0:35:51.540,0:35:59.490
my interest and also my weak points and

0:35:56.150,0:36:01.620
dislikes so I if you’re talking about

0:35:59.490,0:36:02.640
that kind of stuff I’d say you guys get

0:36:01.620,0:36:07.230
me okay

0:36:02.640,0:36:08.430
can I ask that because like I was very

0:36:07.230,0:36:10.260
close to my mom

0:36:08.430,0:36:12.300
and I don’t think she ever really got me

0:36:10.260,0:36:15.960
when I was your age but she was

0:36:12.300,0:36:17.700
incredibly tolerant and she was kind

0:36:15.960,0:36:21.810
enough to give me the freedom that I

0:36:17.700,0:36:24.450
needed to understand who I was even if

0:36:21.810,0:36:26.280
she didn’t understand who I was and it

0:36:24.450,0:36:30.560
wasn’t until later in life when my

0:36:26.280,0:36:34.440
probably my adult years that I actually

0:36:30.560,0:36:36.680
understood and appreciated the freedom

0:36:34.440,0:36:40.610
and the space that she gave me to

0:36:36.680,0:36:46.400
explore the version that I was and then

0:36:40.610,0:36:46.400
going through that with Sam I I kind of

0:36:46.700,0:36:54.660
realized that I didn’t give him that

0:36:50.610,0:36:58.730
space and I didn’t get him and that’s

0:36:54.660,0:36:58.730
sort of what led to a lot of that drama

0:36:58.790,0:37:05.430
so it’s kind of curious sort of a sanity

0:37:03.300,0:37:08.150
check on my part here as to how well

0:37:05.430,0:37:08.150
we’re getting along

0:37:08.160,0:37:15.170
speaking of parents you know my parents

0:37:11.040,0:37:18.520
argued almost on a regular basis thanks

0:37:15.170,0:37:21.550
largely to my father

0:37:18.520,0:37:24.520
the mommy and I argue a lot is that does

0:37:21.550,0:37:28.690
it cause tension and stuff like that um

0:37:24.520,0:37:31.030
not really you guys argue more than you

0:37:28.690,0:37:32.920
and I argue but you also have a lot of

0:37:31.030,0:37:36.369
play fights as well you guys don’t

0:37:32.920,0:37:37.810
normally argue on big things at least

0:37:36.369,0:37:40.089
not that I know of unless you’re hiding

0:37:37.810,0:37:43.240
something from me I think you guys just

0:37:40.089,0:37:46.599
have play fights and it’s kind of funny

0:37:43.240,0:37:47.800
to watch if I have to be honest okay do

0:37:46.599,0:37:50.920
you think mommy and daddy love each

0:37:47.800,0:37:53.200
other I mean I’m pretty sure you guys

0:37:50.920,0:37:57.220
love each other you’re still to get

0:37:53.200,0:37:59.230
there you hug and kiss each other you

0:37:57.220,0:38:02.080
have displayed the fact that it makes

0:37:59.230,0:38:04.930
you very uncomfortable yes you’re not

0:38:02.080,0:38:10.960
big on public displays of affection not

0:38:04.930,0:38:12.940
really no so I assume you guys still

0:38:10.960,0:38:14.890
love each other and out the completed

0:38:12.940,0:38:16.510
judge of it but I think you guys love

0:38:14.890,0:38:17.830
each other unless once again you’re

0:38:16.510,0:38:20.230
hiding something from me

0:38:17.830,0:38:23.350
I’m pretty sure you got that one right

0:38:20.230,0:38:27.500
on the nose too awesome

0:38:23.350,0:38:33.980
have you ever gotten angry at your

0:38:27.500,0:38:36.020
parents um not intentionally I’ve never

0:38:33.980,0:38:36.830
wanted to get intentionally angry with

0:38:36.020,0:38:40.490
you guys

0:38:36.830,0:38:43.940
it’s just when I had uncontrollable mood

0:38:40.490,0:38:47.060
swings I would get angry at little

0:38:43.940,0:38:52.820
things that you guys told me to do you’d

0:38:47.060,0:38:55.840
Hulk out no I mean hmm I sort of have

0:38:52.820,0:38:58.490
Hulk out I would have hoped out for

0:38:55.840,0:39:00.020
about a minute and then I would have

0:38:58.490,0:39:03.230
immediately got and then I would

0:39:00.020,0:39:06.230
immediately regretted it and just turned

0:39:03.230,0:39:09.290
into a ball of absolute and I would just

0:39:06.230,0:39:12.550
have solved yeah yeah I remember those

0:39:09.290,0:39:17.990
times good times yeah that was the best

0:39:12.550,0:39:20.900
that was fun so we talked about you know

0:39:17.990,0:39:24.400
you having different traits of mommy and

0:39:20.900,0:39:27.230
daddy you’ve got mommy’s nose you’ve got

0:39:24.400,0:39:29.420
I’d say my mouth but people will take

0:39:27.230,0:39:33.050
that the wrong way no I have mommy’s

0:39:29.420,0:39:36.230
mouth I have a small mouth

0:39:33.050,0:39:39.680
you’ve got my ears and my eyes and your

0:39:36.230,0:39:42.140
hair I don’t have hair lady but I mean

0:39:39.680,0:39:44.780
the color you use a blonde hair when you

0:39:42.140,0:39:49.370
were younger that’s true so what is the

0:39:44.780,0:39:50.870
one trait that mommy and I have not

0:39:49.370,0:39:52.640
necessarily we have the same trait but a

0:39:50.870,0:39:56.830
treat that she has in a treat that I

0:39:52.640,0:40:00.020
have that you’d like to have well I

0:39:56.830,0:40:03.470
would like to have your ability to cope

0:40:00.020,0:40:08.210
with problems I’m still kind of going

0:40:03.470,0:40:11.900
through how to work out problems you

0:40:08.210,0:40:13.610
always say to work the problem I don’t

0:40:11.900,0:40:15.770
normally do that I’m more on the

0:40:13.610,0:40:17.540
emotional side of that aspect so I’m

0:40:15.770,0:40:20.180
hoping at one point I’ll actually be

0:40:17.540,0:40:22.760
able to work out the problem and do all

0:40:20.180,0:40:26.300
the steps that you um do when you have a

0:40:22.760,0:40:30.950
problem and so yeah that’s what I would

0:40:26.300,0:40:35.060
want from you as for mommy I’d want her

0:40:30.950,0:40:36.650
ability to be organized and tolerable

0:40:35.060,0:40:39.920
because she is able to get

0:40:36.650,0:40:44.930
out the door when we need to already and

0:40:39.920,0:40:46.910
she tolerates us so that she does and

0:40:44.930,0:40:50.240
she is very organized especially when

0:40:46.910,0:40:52.700
we’re planning a Disney vacation she

0:40:50.240,0:40:55.610
plans it like a military expedition yes

0:40:52.700,0:41:00.170
the one advantages both of those traits

0:40:55.610,0:41:03.260
are acquired traits so through training

0:41:00.170,0:41:06.140
education and practice they’re

0:41:03.260,0:41:07.850
absolutely things that you can master

0:41:06.140,0:41:12.470
yourself awesome

0:41:07.850,0:41:15.050
I think we’ve asked you this in the past

0:41:12.470,0:41:17.570
but do you want to have children or be a

0:41:15.050,0:41:20.060
parent someday in the future well I

0:41:17.570,0:41:23.270
remember when we were talking about my

0:41:20.060,0:41:26.300
future plans I had said that I wanted to

0:41:23.270,0:41:31.030
adopt a child I never really thought of

0:41:26.300,0:41:35.090
having children the normal way because

0:41:31.030,0:41:39.350
learning from other learning from mommy

0:41:35.090,0:41:40.700
and how everything works I don’t

0:41:39.350,0:41:42.740
necessarily want to go through all that

0:41:40.700,0:41:47.210
pain just to have a child

0:41:42.740,0:41:49.280
with the fact that I can adopt one plus

0:41:47.210,0:41:52.240
I’m not necessarily thinking of getting

0:41:49.280,0:41:55.640
married at any time in the future so

0:41:52.240,0:41:57.200
adoption would have I I mean I’ve always

0:41:55.640,0:41:59.000
I want to be a parent

0:41:57.200,0:42:02.930
I just want to take care of someone who

0:41:59.000,0:42:07.130
would need it and I and I think adoption

0:42:02.930,0:42:12.070
would have worked out so well and you

0:42:07.130,0:42:14.350
know the one thing about childbirth and

0:42:12.070,0:42:18.950
obviously I can’t speak from experience

0:42:14.350,0:42:20.600
thankfully but the one thing that has

0:42:18.950,0:42:23.570
been scientifically proven about

0:42:20.600,0:42:28.760
childbirth is that women who go through

0:42:23.570,0:42:32.090
childbirth their brains actually block

0:42:28.760,0:42:34.310
out the memory of the worst of the pain

0:42:32.090,0:42:37.280
so your body actually has its own

0:42:34.310,0:42:39.350
defensive mechanisms now in saying that

0:42:37.280,0:42:42.710
that doesn’t mean that you don’t go

0:42:39.350,0:42:45.590
through the pain you do but in looking

0:42:42.710,0:42:47.620
back on it women who have gone through

0:42:45.590,0:42:49.390
childbirth have a very different

0:42:47.620,0:42:54.519
remembrance of

0:42:49.390,0:42:55.930
birth then the pain aspect of it ah but

0:42:54.519,0:42:59.440
I totally understand your not wanting to

0:42:55.930,0:43:01.779
go through that and dot adoption is a

0:42:59.440,0:43:03.039
perfectly legitimate alternative to it

0:43:01.779,0:43:06.339
there are a lot of children out there

0:43:03.039,0:43:08.529
who do not aren’t fortunate enough to

0:43:06.339,0:43:11.950
have two parents that love them who

0:43:08.529,0:43:16.059
could benefit from someone who is mature

0:43:11.950,0:43:17.049
and caring and loving and a lot of kids

0:43:16.059,0:43:19.480
need to be adopted

0:43:17.049,0:43:23.019
mm-hmm do you think you’d make a good

0:43:19.480,0:43:27.039
parent well well the qualities I have

0:43:23.019,0:43:29.529
now I’d be able to cook for them um as

0:43:27.039,0:43:31.599
long as any one spaghetti I can also

0:43:29.529,0:43:33.489
make sandwiches thank you very much that

0:43:31.599,0:43:36.609
it can also make microwaved food so I

0:43:33.489,0:43:40.180
can waffles and waffles and pancakes and

0:43:36.609,0:43:42.940
eggs now so breakfast your goober

0:43:40.180,0:43:48.700
breakfast yes pretty much

0:43:42.940,0:43:51.190
so I’d cook for them I try to make sure

0:43:48.700,0:43:54.430
that they are happy and that they have

0:43:51.190,0:43:58.509
fun I’d like to think of myself as fun

0:43:54.430,0:44:00.759
and entertaining I’d be understanding if

0:43:58.509,0:44:03.369
they had any problems like bullies or

0:44:00.759,0:44:08.819
any mental issues I’d be accepting if

0:44:03.369,0:44:08.819
they decided that they were part of like

0:44:09.210,0:44:15.160
you know the LGBTQ community I’d be

0:44:12.430,0:44:18.009
totally accepting for them I’d always

0:44:15.160,0:44:20.769
accept them I’d accept anyone actually I

0:44:18.009,0:44:22.359
just really and I’d also be accepting

0:44:20.769,0:44:23.769
any of their ideas as long as they’re

0:44:22.359,0:44:26.170
not hurting themselves anyone or

0:44:23.769,0:44:28.779
anything okay what do you think that’s I

0:44:26.170,0:44:31.720
also don’t have a lot of things planned

0:44:28.779,0:44:37.839
out like I don’t have a house I don’t

0:44:31.720,0:44:39.609
have a steady income and some skills I

0:44:37.839,0:44:42.640
have an intention and we learned about

0:44:39.609,0:44:46.239
parenting yet well you got some time yes

0:44:42.640,0:44:51.460
no need to rush yeah so the last

0:44:46.239,0:44:53.920
question that I have is if there was one

0:44:51.460,0:44:59.289
thing you could change about each of

0:44:53.920,0:45:00.940
your parents what would it be well some

0:44:59.289,0:45:02.410
people would think I would change any of

0:45:00.940,0:45:04.630
the mistakes and

0:45:02.410,0:45:06.400
you like snakes I’ll make mistakes what

0:45:04.630,0:45:08.890
are you talking about like the fact that

0:45:06.400,0:45:10.750
you scream at technology I don’t think

0:45:08.890,0:45:15.250
that plastic I just think that’s where

0:45:10.750,0:45:17.410
coping yeah well and today I’d say no I

0:45:15.250,0:45:20.020
won’t change the mistakes because like

0:45:17.410,0:45:22.510
you say you accept mistakes as long as

0:45:20.020,0:45:24.700
you learn from them and not by screaming

0:45:22.510,0:45:28.329
at technology and calming yourself down

0:45:24.700,0:45:30.400
you realize that oh wait I needed to do

0:45:28.329,0:45:32.500
this thing to get the technology working

0:45:30.400,0:45:34.990
so sometimes you need to blow off that

0:45:32.500,0:45:38.260
steam same goes with mommy I don’t have

0:45:34.990,0:45:39.369
exact examples because she’s more

0:45:38.260,0:45:42.430
perfect guy

0:45:39.369,0:45:48.130
I mean purpose takes aren’t quite as

0:45:42.430,0:45:49.660
glaring as her mistakes okay fair enough

0:45:48.130,0:45:50.799
all right well that was all the

0:45:49.660,0:45:52.420
questions that we have we’re gonna take

0:45:50.799,0:45:54.880
a quick break we’re gonna come back and

0:45:52.420,0:45:58.130
we will get your closing remarks and

0:45:54.880,0:46:05.369
your shout outs all righty

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0:47:15.380,0:47:19.790
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0:47:19.790,0:47:26.120
remarks off of that so keep your friends

0:47:23.390,0:47:30.460
and family close oh your enemies even

0:47:26.120,0:47:34.250
closer daddy yeah I know that saying

0:47:30.460,0:47:35.810
even if you aren’t close with some of

0:47:34.250,0:47:37.700
your friends or some of your family

0:47:35.810,0:47:40.880
there will be some people out there that

0:47:37.700,0:47:45.890
will accept you for who you are and that

0:47:40.880,0:47:47.660
will always stand by you that’s it

0:47:45.890,0:47:53.450
yeah I’m just wondering if you’re gonna

0:47:47.660,0:47:57.620
sing that one song like stand by me look

0:47:53.450,0:48:00.530
at that talent you got there not many

0:47:57.620,0:48:04.190
people know about nice well you do like

0:48:00.530,0:48:06.290
to sing occasionally old rock band so so

0:48:04.190,0:48:08.810
that was it for today right you know

0:48:06.290,0:48:10.280
anything else um I’ll just shout out to

0:48:08.810,0:48:12.980
all my friends and family right now

0:48:10.280,0:48:16.370
and hope they’re all doing well okay

0:48:12.980,0:48:20.120
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