Josh Looney

Josh Looney, Staff Writer

An interview with Josh Looney:


Q: Are you a self made man?


A: “No, not even close. I have lots of people to thank for helping make the person I am today, especially my parents. I think without the help of my parents with their teachings and ways of doing, I would not be the person I am today.” Josh goes on and talks about how he also has his brothers, as well as his girlfriend, to be thankful for. “I truly believe that if I hadn’t developed a relationship with my girlfriend, that I would have lost hope after certain occurrences in my life, which I will leave to myself. She has always encouraged me to push a little bit harder when life throws it’s curve balls. I truly believe that everything happens for a reason, and I say that because everyone that we encounter and meet in our live’s impacts who we are at the end of the day, month, year, and possibly lifetime.”


Q: How do you solve life’s “curve balls?”


A: He starts by saying, “It depends on the problem, and how it impacts me.” This response was unexpected. “When I was younger, and met with a situation that made me feel angry, I would not have the best ways of solving those issues. I would contemplate the situation, feeling lost. Most of the time that made it worse. I hardly ever did anything to solve or overcome my problem.” This was news to me, considering how Josh behaves today. “However,” he exclaims, “My mother would sit me down and we would talk about positive thinking and proper ways to solve such problems. Now, when I am met with a situation that frustrates me, I use that anger on something that would benefit me, such as working out, or going for a jog around the block.” He then proceeds by saying how “I will work all of that anger out of me until I am too tired to be angry, and therefore my brain will no longer be shadowed by the darkness, and my mind would be clear.” He then explains how having a clear mind helps your thinking on any situation.


Q: Who is your hero?


 A: After hearing this question, Josh stopped and started thinking about the true answer. “I think my biggest hero I have in my life is my mother.” Josh paused again, thinking, curiosity in his eyes. “My mom was there for me no matter what, whether it was failing a test, advice on girls, and just life in general. She always knows how to help me out of my lows, and keep me in my highs.” He then describes how much his mom means to him. “She just has a way with her words that calm me.”

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