I’ve come across many inspiring videos but have never heard a more inspiring message than the one in Henry Rollins‘ recent video, Young Person. The message speaks specifically to our youth but should inspire everyone because we all have a role in shaping the future for kids across our nation.
Even with all the negativity in the world, I truly believe there is more positive than negative and that the media makes us think otherwise. It can be scary for kids. More importantly, it can negatively influence the decisions our youth make. It is our job to make sure they know there is a place in the world for them to do big and great things.
Quotes from the video:
“You will encounter people who never have to pay in full, they get to wreck the room and never have to clean it, they can get all the way through high school and never have to understand where a dollar comes from because they just get it given to them.
You got what you got, so you got to make the most of it. You really can’t spend a whole lot of time worrying about his, you must go for your own.
If you have an idea of what you want to do in your future, you must got at it with almost monastic obsession.”