Introduce yourself?: Hi I’m Jonathan Small and I’m 14 years old and I’m going to tell you a little bit about myself

What inspires you everyday?: Since I’m a football player I have a very competitive mindset so I’m constantly thinking that there is always someone better than me so I work hard on the field and in the classroom. Dreams don’t just come to you, you have to achieve them and it may not happen the first time around so if you fail a couple of times that should not stop you from doing what you desire most

What is something you would change about people in the world?: I think people should be more aware of the world around them besides through social media. I’ve been seeing a lot of things displayed through media that are very one sided, especially in politics.

How do you feel about the people in the world?: I believe everyone in this world has good in them but nowadays most people just want to fit in. I’m 14 and I have some friends who smoke and drink and I’ve been offered drugs. I just don’t find it appealing because I am an aspiring football player and I know that doing that is going to get me anywhere. I think people could be who they really are if there is more restrictions when it comes to drugs and drinking because these things have changed a lot of people around me

What is something you’ve struggled with in life?: I’ve struggled with not having a father figure in my life because I never really get to see my dad and he’s on and off with drugs. So living with my mom and grandma I’m the only “man” in the house so I’ve learned to cope with not having a dad and if that wouldn’t have happened to me then I wouldn’t be living the good life I’m living, through god, today

What is a positive message you would give others?: I want whoever is reading this to remember to try and always find a positive out a negative. Most people just give up after a series of negative things happen to them. Are you gonna be the one to give up? No trust me you get through it because those who endure, conquer

what is some things you wanna tell people in the world and be honest? : Don’t get pressured into anything you don’t want to do and live your own life through god. Also don’t try to fit in be the odd one out (trust me it’s a good thing) and lead others by being a good example for them