Jakob Coy Interview

Well my name is Jakob Coy

I’m 17 and I’m a photographer

What inspires you everyday

Politics and Controversy

What is something you would change about people in the world

We really need to change the way society treats animals. Animal testing, breed-specific legislation, and over-populated shelters are all contributing to an issue we cannot possibly solve without major changes

How do you feel about people in the world

Sadly, the society we live in is giving more and more importance to the primitive instincts and material needs. So I don’t feel like this world that we live in isn’t necessarily my world. Intimacy is a risk. Our ‘connected’ culture allows for the loosest definition of connecting and fills our need for connections with cheap ‘almost’ imitations. I’ve become quite of a misanthropist you could say. And the people I do commonly associate with are the minority who feel the same.

What is something you’ve struggled with in life
While getting down on yourself is basically inevitable, there is something to be said about what too much of self-deprecation can do to a person. As for the more extreme underlying causes of self-deprecation, men are just as vulnerable to them as women.  ‘Low self-esteem is often seen more as a problem for women but it affects just as many men. Sadly society puts more pressure on men to be confident than women, so men might hide their low sense of worth more carefully.’

What is a positive message you would give others

Don’t allow yourself to be defined by other people’s limitations.

The one thing they can never take from you is the independence of your mind – that, you must surrender willingly. In exchange, they’ll offer you an identity, a ready-to-wear uniform that never quite fits. Be water don’t be a fish

Last question if you could make a difference in the world how would you do that
Clearly wars, racism, sexism, and any other form of bigotry are things the world could be rid of, but that’s the obvious answer – how about the human race come together, all nations, and put serious funding into space programs, truly make it a worldwide initiative to explore the universe together as one species. The idea that women aren’t as good/strong/powerful/smart/successful/useful as men. I wish we lived in a world that didn’t need feminism

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