Doof Of The Week: Sam Craig
Meet Sam Craig: an incredibly smart, intuitive, hilarious guy who despite what you may think, is just as doofy as the rest of us...
Unfortunately because school and basketball have been so busy, I haven’t really gotten the chance to read anything for leisure. However, I like to think that my workout/homework playlists are on point. The Weekend, G-Eazy, Skizzy Mars and Young Thug are definitely the most-played artists on my phone. I especially love Skizzy Mars because his music can get you hyped when you need an energy boost, or it can just speak to your soul (wow, who am I?) when you’re in your feelings.
This is going to sound so cheesy so feel free move on from this question now…
I’ve recently discovered what it means to feel happy. Throughout my entire life (or at least what I can remember), I have dealt with depression and issues with recognizing my self-worth. However, over the past couple of months, I finally figured out how to be happy with who I am and what I can do with myself. From discovering this, I have been able to have more positive relationships with my friends, my family and my super weird girlfriend.
What does being a doof mean to you?
To me, being a doof means not being afraid to display the parts of one’s personality and life that may not come up at first glance or may not “fit” into one’s stereotype. For example, I’m a basketball player. Actually, I play basketball. I’m a person before that. So that means that, although when I’m on the court or in the weight room or wherever I am extremely loud/talkative/energetic, I much rather prefer to keep to myself and relax. I think too many people worry about hiding the parts of themselves that don’t, according to society, line up with their lives. Being a doof embodies being weird, different, funky-offish. Most importantly, being a doof represents just being your awesome self.
If you could have any super power what would it be and why?
I would definitely want to be able to fly and go through walls. I’m beyond lazy as far as transportation is concerned so having the ability to fly would remove any effort I would need to put into crazy strenuous activities like walking and driving. Walking through walls would allow me to channel my inner Harold Potter, plus, doors are overrated.
Who are your idols/inspirations?
The Nash sisters and their friends. Until I spent considerable time with them, I really did not understand what it was like to truly be yourself in front of others while enjoying it.
What's your take on feminism?
I don’t really have one. I hate that this is an argument or something you need to “pick a side on”. You either have a properly-functioning brain and believe that there should be zero discrimination based on what’s beneath your pants or you don’t. Gender equality should not be a discussion, it should be a norm.
Quote or phrase you live by?
“If you’re going through hell, keep going” -Winston Churchill (punctuation may be off)
“I love you like Kanye loves Kanye” -Kanye West
Words of advice to millenials?
Trying to be someone else or fit to someone else’s standards is boring. Be yourself. And be yourself as well as you can be.
Talk about something you think is important?
Happiness is a super cool thing. No one should dedicate their life to it or search for it. They should just discover it. There’s no specified method to do that. Just be happy in whatever way that is to you.
Anything else you'd like to talk about or add?
So I was lucky enough to spend some time over the years with one of the doofykooks, her name is Kelly or something. If you don’t know her, I one-hundred-thousand percent suggest getting to know her. She might change your life. She changed mine for sure. I’ve never met anyone like her. She is hipster, basic, quiet, loud, mysterious, open, and beautiful. Kelly Carbery Nash is a one-of-a-kind individual. She can-no, WILL-make you a better person. She knows a thing or two about being perfect.
Thanks for the wonderful answers Sam. Never stop bein doof!! Look out for the April playlist, coming soon to the BLOG :)