School of life

This weeks song “School of life” is all about the school of life. I am not trying to take anything away from education here, but I do feel there are so many things in this world that you can only learn through living life. When I was growing up I remember my parents putting so much emphasise on education and how without it my life would just be a failure. Ironically I dropped out of school around about when my parents divorced. I always had this stubborn thing in me, that if you show me a reason why I should learn something, I will go through a mountain to learn. Or if I just have a natural interest on something, that interest alone will make me learn. In the middle of that confusing time, when with in four years, my parents divorced, I lost my father and I emigrated to Ireland I only had one focus. And that focus was becoming a musician. I worked hard at getting better at playing music, writing songs, singing and trying to figure out the business. Anything that was taking time away from it, I considered waste of time. There were a lot of people around me who just thought I was wasting time, but that just drove me harder to prove them wrong.

Again, the point of this story is not to knock down the education system. It just to show you that there are other ways to learn, to educate yourself and to go after your dreams. I do believe as teenager turning in to young man, I was tested to very much to my limit by everything the life had to throw at me. And it was in those low moments where I found my true strength. Am I in any way different from any of you guys? No, I was just lucky enough to be able to channel all the energy I could muster towards my dreams and stay focused on the goal. And that was a skill I learned in the school of life.

You can download this weeks song from my Bandcamp page HERE. You can name your own price and if the money is tight, just put $0.00 in the price and you are good to go 🙂 If the song hits home or you know some one who might be able to relate to it, please share the song with them. And once again, Thank you for taking the time to listen 🙂


The author J.P. Kallio is a Singer-songwriter and a daily vlogger
To get EIGHT of his songs for free go HERE


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