Introduce yourself?: Hello, my name is Johnathan Morales. I got by Jay Change as my “rapper name”. I am from Los Angeles, but I moved to Fresno California.
What inspires you everyday?: My mom inspires me the most because of what she has done for me. What she went through for me. All of the sacrifices she has made and risks she has taken. My supporters also inspire me with thier stories of hardship. It drives me to want to make a change.
What is something you would change about people in the world?: I would not want to change people. I know that each and every person is very capable of seeing what is right and what is wrong. I understand that everyone has their own perspective, but we need to understand that labeling people for their social class, their race, their religion, and their history is not the way to go. Everyone is human.
How do you feel about the people in the world?: I feel like everyone needs to again understand that we are all human. Nobody should feel unnoticed, or left out, or hated, or unaccepted, or even misunderstood. You never know what someone has been through or what they are going through. People need to listen to the rest of the story. Not judge the chapter and assume that’s what they are.
What is something you’ve struggled with in life?: I have struggled with bullying, feeling unloved, not understanding why my biological father left me. My mom has always been there for me. My “step dad” had raised me since I was 2. I was unaccepted by many kids from 1st grade to this day. Some people help or stay. But I feel that my only true friends are my family and my girlfriend.
What is a positive message you would give others?: Do not give up. Do not quit. Do not say you are not worth it. Do not say I cant do it. Because I know you can. If you live a poor area, and your dream is to live in a big house. Chase that dream. I once heard in a song by T-Ferg, song name is “Keep Pushing”.
It said in the beginning,
There was a young man, you know,
who wanted to make a lot of money
and so he went to this guru, right.
And he told the guru you know
I wanna be on the same level
you are and the guru said
if you wanna be on the same level I’m on,
I’ll met you tomorrow at the beach.
So the young man got there 4 A.M. he already to rock n’ roll.
Got on a suit should of wore shorts.
The old man grabs his hand and said:
How bad do you wanna be successful?
He said: “Real bad”.
He said: Walk on out in the water.
So he walks out into the water. Watch this.
When he walks out to the water
he goes waist deep and goes like this guy crazy.
Hey I wanna make money and he got me out here swimming.
I didn’t ask to be a lifeguard.
I wanna make money he got me in
so he said come on a little further
walked out a little further
then he had it right around this area
the shoulder area
so this old man crazy
he making money but he crazy.
So he said come on out a little further
came out a little further, it was right at his mouth
my man, I’m not about to go back in this guy is out of his mind. And the old man said:
“I thought you said you wanted to be successful?”
He said: “I do.”
He said: “Then walk a little further.”
He came, dropped his head in, held him down,
hold him down, my man (kept scratching) hold him down,
he had him held down,
just before my man was about to pass out,
he raised him up.
He said: “I got a question for you.”
He told the guy, he said:
“When you want to succeed as bad as
you wanna breathe than you will be successful.”
what is some things you wanna tell people in the world and be honest? : I want to tell people. That sure the world is ruled by money. I hate to say it but its true. But the true essence that makes it good round, is love, respect, motivation, and many more. I did not ask for money. I ask for forgiveness. I am not religious. But u ask for people to understand other peoples situation