Name: Alex Crowley
Social Media Handle/Username: Twitter/Instagram @iamalexcrowley
Introduce Yourself/Tell About Yourself: Hello everyone, nice to meet you my name is Alex. I’ve always wanted to do an interview and share my views with the world so I’m glad I was provided this opportunity to do so. As of right now I’m twenty-one years old, a political science major, a history junky, and also a futurist. History can teach you so much and I feel as though there will never be enough lessons one could learn from it. My reason for me being a futurist is because I truly am excited for it, so much so that oftentimes I have to be reminded that I still need to focus on what’s happening now; not what’s going to happen, or what could happen. One word that would best describe myself would be deliberative. My reason for saying this is because I believe one could never be too careful. I describe myself as a vigilant, private person. The world is an unpredictable place and although everything may seem in order on the outside, beneath the surface I’m aware and can sense many risks. It’s safe to say I approach life with a reserve, while walking carefully and boldly at the same time.
What Inspires You Every day? : As I said in my previous post what inspires me is what’s up ahead; the future. Now this may sound cliche and even a bit mundane so let me explain. Ambition will always be one of the main ingredients that leads to an individual achieving what they believe is success. Since success is subjective, I can assure you that what I’m inspired by is not the usual universal goals which are money, fame, or the praises from men, women, and children. What inspires me the most, is the hope that one day I can become a unifier. Someone who can bring together masses of people from all over the world to achieve something that we can all benefit from. What is that you might ask? Keep reading.
What is some words of wisdom you live by?: “Day by day, what you do is who you become.” -Heraclitus
“In the end, when it’s all over, all that matters is what you’ve done.” -Alexander The Great
“Avoid doing what you would blame others for doing.” -Thales
These quotes should be pretty self-explanatory. You’re character is developed and formed by your actions, and your words, and your mindset each and every day.
What will matter at the end of your days is what you’ve done with your life, and what you’ve learned.
And finally, you can easily avoid being a hypocrite by holding yourself true to your words. Don’t do the very things you would disapprove others doing.
What is your ultimate goal in life? : My ultimate goal in life is to become a unifier, a man of peace. If you look at my social media accounts you will see that I follow platforms and pages that deal with major global issues and ones that give out wisdom. How I plan to become this I don’t know exactly but one thing to always do in order to get the ball rolling is start. Which is why I decided not too long ago to take humanitarian courses so that I can have the knowledge to know what it is I need to do in order to best serve and help those who are in need around the world. No, I am not looking to be a Mother Theresa, MLK, or Gandhi. Those people were themselves. I will also be myself and do all I can in order to further my goal of having all people, and all nations, living amongst each other peacefully. I will exhaust every available resource at my disposal to achieve this goal, or at least get as close to it as I possibly can.
How have you been during the pandemic and how has it affected you? : The pandemic did took a toll on me mentally for about eight months. Surprisingly, I had took a test in my psychology class and it gauged our levels in the following categories which were stress, anxiety, and depression. My stress was at normal level, my anxiety was below normal, but my depression was substantially high. What was even more shocking was that I didn’t “feel” depressed but according to the test I was, and I did answer all questions truthfully. After acknowledging the problem it took time for me to come to grips with certain things but I do feel better now. I’m still a working progress but progress is what’s important.
What is a message you would like to give others? : You are not your past, and you can recover. Whatever it is that you’ve done that you are ashamed or embarrassed of I’m here to tell you that is no longer who you are. Why be so hard on yourself when the world is already a hard place to operate in? It’s ok to not feel immediately recovered once something has happened, and it’s ok to feel as though you still need to take time to heal. Because if you feel like that guess what? You still need time, you still have work to do on yourself. Never rush your healing process, but never confuse “taking time to heal”, and “just giving up” with each other. Healing means progress is taking place, giving up is you being accepting of the situation and doing nothing to change it.
What else would you like to tell others about you or your life?: I’m an easy man to talk too. I always try to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. I continuously strive to be a well-rounded man who is able to look at a person or situation from multiple perspectives. Me doing this allows me to gain more knowledge and information about what it is I’m looking at, and who it is I’m talking too and thereby contributes to me being a more well-rounded person. I would like to tell all who reads this to pursue your purpose and never, ever let anyone get in your way of doing so. Life only lasts but a lifetime, so make the most of it.