Meet Jackie, a 1st Semester Cast member of Up with People from Switzerland!
“Live your life because it is great, you can accomplish a lot!”
Why did you decide to join Up With People?
Two years ago, Up With People came to my hometown in Bulah, Switzerland. My mom told me about a show that was happening in town and asked me if I wanted to come. I have always enjoyed watching shows, so I said “Why not!” After seeing the representation of so many cultures, I thought the show was awesome, and I told myself that I wanted to do that too. So, I applied, had an interview, and got accepted.
What is something you are passionate about?
I’m passionate about music, I just love it. My whole life is filled with music. A day without music; I don’t think that ever existed for me. I like to sing by myself, not in front of people, but I also enjoy playing the guitar. I’m also passionate about friendships and relationships. I think that is what makes people human and makes your life better. If you are always alone, you don’t know what to do. If you at least have someone you can talk to, there is a purpose in your life, you can spend time with this person.
What Is the most positive element about our generation?
We follow our dreams. Our generation is good at coming up with ideas to create new things. I think our generation is good at following what we think is right or what we are passionate about. We have dreams that we actually follow, because we believe that we can make something out of them. Our generation, and even our own parents, ell us to follow those dreams because they want us to do something for the world. That’s what we try to do. Personally, I’m not a big activist, but I try to smile at people and make their day better. It’s the little things in the day that I try to do, being happy and positive. I believe that just by doing positive things, instead of being negative all the time, makes for a better world. W have a lot of negativity in our society and in the news. I am trying to be positive, and get people to be a little more positive along with me.
What makes you unique?
“Every person is unique in his or her own way. However, what makes me unique, I would probably say is that I am always trying to be happy. Even though a lot of people in our cast are constantly trying to do that too, I think it’s what makes me unique because I’ll go to people and hug them all the time. Whether they need a hug or just look like they need a hug, I’m just a hugger! Maybe that’s unique!
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You gotta go for it in style
You gotta do it with confidence
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