1. Introduce yourself(tell about yourself & who you are)

I’m Nick. I turned 16 in May and live in Texas. Most of my hobbies and interests in life revolve around technology and computing. I also spend a lot of my time making art and producing videos. I enjoy learning about retro computers, old software, and the advancements made throughout the last few decades.

2. What are your passions in life that you’ve always wanted to do?

My eighth-grade English teacher always supported me and my work ethic in his class and made sure I knew he appreciated how I spent more effort and time in his class compared to everyone else. Since then, I’ve wanted to get into more advanced classes and show my teachers what I can really do.

3. What are some goals in life you’d like to complete?

I’d like to move out when I turn 18 and begin spending more time and energy on making videos and/or other similar projects. Although I haven’t had a job yet and don’t plan to until I’m at least finished with school, I hope to get into a career where I can use my knowledge with computers and maybe help people learn about them.

4. What is a positive message you’d like to share with people around the world?

With everybody trying to feel like they’re correct morally or factually, we often fight with each other to have a high ground. We can’t evolve and progress as a population unless we unify and settle our petty differences.

5. If you could describe a perfect world what would it look like to you?

A perfect world is one where everybody has access to not only necessities, but also the opportunities to stand out and make a name for themselves. It should never be a civil war, with a country fighting against its own people simply due to disagreements. People today have every reason and chance to get along with one another.

6. What are some mental struggles you’ve faced in life and how did you overcome them?

Looking through social media and seeing classmates my age going out, getting jobs, and overall acting like adults makes me feel mentally immature. Here I am still in my room playing video games and sometimes asking for extra chores or what have you for any money I could need. It really makes me feel like I don’t know how the world works and that I’ll be unprepared as an adult. This hole I fall into can often last a few days. At some point, I manage to tell myself that I don’t need to be out hunting for career opportunities or going to concerts and events, and that I’m perfectly happy with my life now. I do what I call a ‘reset’ where I clean my room, rearrange furniture, just overall improve myself and my surroundings.

7. How would you like to make an impact in the world if you could?

I just hope that people think about the creative things I make with the goal of making others laugh. Maybe I could be a teacher who can do what my eighth-grade teacher did for me a few years ago: helping somebody realize what they’re good at and what they do better than others.

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