In this segment I talk about the social expectancies of graduating high school, going to college, work, love, having children, marriage, skateboarding and masculinity. All of which have sat in my mind at one time or another but I've learned that they only matter if I decide they do, not because of social and societal pressures. I jump around all of these topics through the initial story ("words of wisdom") I share about the first time I consciously thought about going to college and what I did to ensure I was going to go.
The ultimate goal of this segment was to talk to the younger me or the current young, Chicano, skater kid in high school, in the hood who’s trying to navigate through the social pressures of life as a young boy trying to find himself or figure out what the next step is. And let them know, that it’s gonna be alright but don’t let outside pressures determine the course of your life. Listen to my stories, my failures, my small tastes success and learn from them, because I was like you. I am like you.
Another thing to note, this segment was an experiment. I recorded this on the road because sometimes I get so busy and driving becomes downtime for me to listen to podcast, new music, make phone calls and what not. So I decided to use the drive as an opportunity to record a podcast. Also, this segment was more of a rant. So be prepared, because I wasn't.
The audio quality is questionable but I'm going to look into finding a better method of capturing cleaner audio on the next car ride.
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