“I say all of us this year really try and become someone we actually enjoy being. Don’t let anyone else tell us who to be. Take a few steps towards being happier. Let go of the things we don’t need to fucking worry about anymore…all the things that aren’t around anymore…it’s such a great time to be alive.”—
John O’Callaghan recently participated in an interview with members of The Maine’s street team. Our buddy Ben, who is a member, was able to transcribe the interview and send it over our way to share with all of you. Check it out below and enjoy!
“Most people would be stoked to be this close to 21… but to be honest I am pretty bummed. I’ve been a teenager for 7 years and I have grown pretty fond of it. I feel like you can get away with so much more when you’re a teen. I know deep inside that being older won’t make me any more mature… because I will always be an immature little kid in the inside. I am not sure whether its from watching Peter Pan too many times, watching too many cartoons or listening to Blink-182 consecutively. What I do know is, I never plan on growing up inside. I may act mature in public (sometimes) and pull many serious faces when in a meeting, but the scene in Billy Madson when Chris Farley takes his shirt off will be running through my head the entire time. Even though I have a fun, but serious job, playing music on the road…The first thing I do when I get home is jump on my Blue Diamondback BMX and ride around my neighborhood with my neighbors. Because I believe no matter how old you are, nothing/nobody can take your childhood away from you. But don’t get me wrong… when situations call for it, I will be mature and smart in my decisions. I would never let my puerile behavior affect my friends and loved ones in a negative way. And Who knows…maybe 10 years from now I’ll be sitting in a cubicle working an important desk job reading this going “Wow, I used to be a really fun and happy go lucky guy, I wonder what happened?” But chances are, I wouldn’t be hired for an important desk job with only a high school diploma Haha.”—Jack Barakat (via togetherletsbeinfinity)