Patrick - 18 years old
1. What has been the best experience in your life?
Had an experience at week-long ConFest, which was eye opening to me - I saw a community of freedom - no electronics, organic food, raw instruments, very tribal way of living - representing freedom. It was powerful and amazing.
2. What inspires you?
Sound and music and how that can make people feel - that it has an effect on your whole being.
3. Who would you like to meet and what would you ask them?
Beings of no specific age who are on same journey as me, towards changing consciousness.
4. What would you like to see happen in Byron Bay?
I would like to see more youth empowered things - music nights of all genres, proper skatepark for Byron youth, youth expressing artistry and creativity whatever it is.
5. When do you think a person becomes an adult and how?
A person becomes an adult when you reach a level to be able to show respect to everyone, show manners, genuine morals towards yourself and others. Also the ability to sustain yourself with money, having organization, priorities, be able to support family and people around you.
6. What do you believe in?
I don't think you need to believe, just be open to everything. Are you a religious person? No, but you can like aspects of Buddhism, Judaism, whatever resonates with you, just be, connect, feel all of it.
7. What has been the worst experience in your life?
Being young and not understanding why my dad was gone, he's dead. A lot of nightmares and insecurities, bullied at school, racial slurs. Fear really had me in a grip.
8. What would you like to change in the world?
In this moment right now, I just want to change myself and be the best I could possibly be. Remember that spirit isn't finite. I see each of us as lights, some bright, some dim. And when we are all shining bright, we'll all be where we need to be. It's changing. Earth is changing.