4. Somebody you look up to
Kyo of DIR EN GREY
I guess this wasn't that surprising, at least not if you'e been reading my blog. But I guess what's more interesting is why I look up to him, since I believe not many of you might know that. I'll try to keep it short. I have a tendency to talk about this forever and nobody wants to hear about that.
The most obvious reason is that he's my favorite singer, but there's much more to it than that. What makes him so great is that he's true to himself. That he's always trying to live the life he wants to live and never suck up, never budge and never give in. I think that the hardest thing in life is to be truly honest with oneself, and go for what you want. And never to give up. That is probably why Kyo is such an inspiration to me, because he doesn't give up.
Because this world doesn't want you.
It wants you to become like everybody else, to fit in so the machinery can keep going as it does. I just think it's sad, when I see people I knew and how "ordinary" they've become over the years. How all their personality just disappeared and they become "normal". That is my biggest fear in life, to be forced to become "normal" and to give in. To not be true to myself.
He shows that he has the strength, to keep going on and do what he wants to do. He has the guts to do what he "shouldn't" do, and to do what he "couldn't" do. He's been into music ever since he quit school at the age of sixteen. And if you've heard his early demos from previous bands form 1993. You can hear the huge difference in his voice. How all his hard work has payed off. That's what happens when you have the will and strength to be true to yourself.
He's constantly pushing himself, he works harder than he should do. His body can't keep up with it, but he's still doing it, because he wants to and has to in order to live a life without regrets. And I believe we all want to live a life without any regrets and do what we truly love.
That is why I look up to him.
Here's a picture of Kyo when he was the same age as me.