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Becoming You

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    This is a video about platform shoes.
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    Among other things as well, but
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    mostly about platform shoes.
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    For as long as I've been creative,
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    I've been fearful.
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    Fearful of rejection,
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    fearful of failure,
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    fearful of 'who does this kid think he is'.
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    But a year ago,
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    I signed my record deal
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    and I thought I was going to wake up one morning
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    and all of a sudden, be the dopest person on the planet,
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    with sick style and incredible music.
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    I realized soon after that it was not going to be that easy.
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    I realized that the art that I appreciate
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    and the people I appreciate
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    are not just your average person walking down the street.
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    You could take away their money and take away their fame,
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    and they would cut up a garbage bag
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    and be wearing it like it just came off the runway in Paris.
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    They'd still be doing that thing that is just left of center
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    that you either love or you hate,
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    but to be frank, they don't give a fuck what you think.
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    Art is risk.
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    Upon realizing this it's been an interesting journey.
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    I'm on the path to being a person that I'm equally terrified by and obssessed with.
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    My true self.
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    I realize that if I wanted to make cool shit,
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    I had to make cool shit.
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    If that cool shit was letting myself scream into a microphone
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    in a room full of people looking like a complete idiot,
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    because I know that it's gonna sound amazing on the final track,
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    it's about doing that.
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    But this doesn't only apply to me.
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    If it means taking rad photos
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    that your friends are gonna condescendingly call
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    'so tumblr',
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    it's about doing that.
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    If it's about singing at the top of your lungs
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    when you're tone deaf,
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    it's about doing that.
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    If it's about showing off your ass
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    because you know it's cute,
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    even though you might get called a slut,
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    it's doing that.
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    If it's wearing something that you probably can't pull off
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    like women's platform converse shoes,
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    when you're a 19 year-old man,
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    it's about doing that.
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    Whatever it is,
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    I urge you to do it.
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    Don't let people stifle you
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    because you're doing the shit
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    that they have always been too scared to do.
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    Love your body,
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    let your mind wonder,
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    and let yourself be the person that you've secretly always wanted to be.
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    Life isn't about finding yourself.
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    It is about creating yourself.
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    I love you guys so much
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    and I'll see you all next week.
Title:
Becoming You
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Video Language:
English, British
Duration:
02:56
Alexandre Clemente edited English subtitles for Becoming You
Eunbeen Choi edited English subtitles for Becoming You
Eunbeen Choi edited English subtitles for Becoming You

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