˜ "What i've kind of come to discover is passion isn't something you find or discover, it's something you create. I think passion is a beautiful thing that is constantly moving. It's like love; it's not measurable and you can't understand its power sometimes. I have no freaking clue what I do most days. I have no idea how to describe it. I just tried to love humans and that has created everything I have done. What I do now is a mix of working with high school youth on different levels. I speak at high schools, I mentor high schoolers and I create videos of storytelling for good.
In 2014, I was basically living out of my car. I was homeless or sleeping on friends couches and all my friends were telling me to get a job and figure it out. I remember there were those moments where there were zero dollars in the bank and I thought I could just easily get a job or I could hustle another video or just wait it out. It takes faith and it takes a moment of trust in something bigger and greater. It was just a lot of these moments thinking culturally you have nothing that the world tells you to have or should have, but spiritually your cup is full. I loved what I was doing and I was like, 'Man, I can't sacrifice one for the other.' Everyone is different. Some people get jobs to sustain their passions, but I was just all in. My whole process of being all in was for other people who were on the same journey because you know if you are paving the way, a new way, you want to yell back and say, 'Yo, it's safe. Come down this way. It'll be ok.'" ˜
˜ "Love is not logical. It's a beautiful mess. It's like a crazy thing that we can't understand. What I've learned and come to realize is love is measured in sacrifice. People think love is kindness and being nice to each other and that's cool and all, but you can actually tell how much someone loves something or someone by what they sacrifice for it. So what does that look like to check yourself when you're saying how much do I love my school, my friends or my community or my passion? What are you sacrificing? That's really what it comes down to. My whole way that I describe it is that eighteen inch journey. The greatest distance you'll ever travel is only eighteen inches from your head to your heart. I've seen the world multiple times and the conclusion I've come up with is you can go anywhere in the world trying to discover yourself, and I believe in travel and I love it, but the greatest journey is just eighteen inches. Every experience you go through is just another inch to connect those two things, the head and the heart. It's our greatest mission in life. Both are very beautiful and destructive when alone, but you have an incredible mind and a beautiful heart, so what happens when those two can be friends with each other?" ˜
BC is such an inspirational guy! Pure passion and drive to do good! I'll never forget that idea of the eighteen inch journey. Please go follow his Instagram and keep up with all the work he does @bc_serna
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