From a young age, I was an outgoing person. I made an effort to make friends with the other kids in my neighborhood and at school, and I was eager to learn. In short, I had no fears about putting myself out there.
I believed everyone else was in the same boat, feeling the same way, doing the same things. I felt like other people must want to connect with each other too, and it excited me to hear what they had to say. I really loved to speak my mind and never really worried about being judged for it.
I’ve always had a taste for adventure, so taking the road less traveled has never seemed daunting. I’m intrigued by the prospect of a challenge, and I live this ethos everyday; that adversity encourages you to do your best work, because you have to tap into your resilience and courage in a bold way.
I’ve got a long history of living out what it means to overcome obstacles and maintaining a mindset of relentless dedication to my dreams. A big part of this story for me is the decision I made to drop out of college after one semester. While frowned upon, I knew it was a move I had to make in favor of the vision that I had for myself.
Oh Yeezy. While the man is famous for relentlessly typing in all caps, questionable self-perception, and seamlessly jumping between industries, he’s somehow also managed to dig himself into a massive financial hole. Kanye is claiming, on social media no less, that he’s in serious debt. That’s debt to the tune of $53 million. He pronounced this on twitter in the most upstanding of ways: by tweeting at Mark Zuckerberg and asking him for help.
On Sunday, Kanye blatantly tweeted “Mark Zuckerberg invest 1 billion dollars into Kanye West ideas.” Pretty straightforward offer. He followed it up with “after realizing he is the greatest living artist and greatest artist of all time.” Really, who could turn that down? When the greatest living artist tweets that they’re in trouble, we should all bow down and throw some Benjamins, right? Wrong.