I did not know Joe prior to his interview, as I had met him just moments before. Immediately I could tell that Joe had a strong sense of self, as well as a strong sense of humor. He spoke about constantly working to perfect and expand his musical abilities, as he and Ryan play music together. The following are Joe’s responses to the questions asked.
Can you tell me your current greatest battle that you must face?
“Honestly, I forgot to wear a belt today and my pants are falling down.”
How would you define the 21st century struggle?
“I feel like nobody’s listening to anyone and that’s our biggest issue. Everyone’s kind of talking to each other to react rather than talking to listen and its seems pretty perpetual. The goal is to try to figure out a way to open people up to one another on a real level, as opposed to just whatever it is that we’re doing right now.”
What are your dreams for yourself, for the person you are today and the person you want to become?
“Exactly what I’m doing right now. Pursuing what I love to do and create as much as I can. But continuing to educate myself in my craft as much as I possibly can, being open to change and trying to exist more in the moment and internalize a lot more things. I can’t really say who I want to be. I’m trying to figure that out.”
And what advice do you have for those experiencing the same feelings as you?
”Try your best to give love to everyone, especially those that you find hardest to give love to.“