I asked you. Right before we started recording like how you feel and and you're like not the kind of You Gotta Stay grounded. I can fly too high right but you got a lot coming at you right now. I can't imagine what that's going to look like. I mean at this point you know, New York City, 70 percent Democrat Democrat. You know, it's a it's not a foregone conclusion but you know in all likelihood you'll be the mayor and in that you know, situation there's going to be all Kinds of insanity swirling around you. So 2x, how do you stay grounded with that job? My
being true to yourself. And, you know, I know there are things, I'm able to do the things. I'm, I am not able to do and just make committed wake up every day with the same Focus that I have that. I have had, you can't Invent Yourself day one as being mayor, if you didn't have those same practices while you were going through life and so you know, growing up In South Jamaica Queens, you know, Mom, moving us there from Brownsville, you know, going through my entire educational experience, cry myself to sleep. I mean, literally of why can't learn why? I'm in the classroom, and I'm being bullied as the dumb kid and you're getting these. No matter how hard I tried. And been told by my teachers, I was lazy. I know if we get in third grade, one teacher smacking me so hard that are left for handprint on my face because they thought that, you know, I I just in put in enough effort, but I was trying every night I was grinded and it wasn't until I got into college. I overheard a documentary or learning disabilities and I said, wow, do I have a disability? I took out the documentary and realize that I did and I was able to overcome that learning disability, dyslexia
or what was it.
It was a combination of ADD and dyslexia. It's a combination of the two. So, you know, I was in pretty bad shape. Yeah. And I went from a d student to A on the Dean's List. Hmm. And it was amazing that I was undiagnosed and my mother not understanding that. And I still think today that my brother is dealing with bipolar that was never diagnosed and because he never had was lucky like I was lucky to hear it you know his pathway when totally different from my pathway but imagine how many children never had that luck. Mmm. And they still are suffering from. Yeah. The outcomes. Yeah, just
one of the many epidemics that were dealing with right now, mental health, right? Especially in the wake of covid, with depression, anxiety, stress. All the pressures that everyday people are shouldering just trying to pay the bills, make it through the day, right?
And and we no longer believe that's why this race was important on so many levels. And that's why the campaign was not only We built on a strategy of how to win but a strategy of how to tell a story of the Perfectly Imperfect human being. I am so flawed man. You know it's refreshing
to hear my campaign,
my campaign Guru Nathan. He said, man, we supposed to be in last place, you know, because I am so Floyd as a Sid. And I wanted to put my Floyd person Persona on Broadway. I wanted everyone who had a learning disability, everyone who's dealing with diabetes. Everyone who was ever bullied, everyone who were was arrested and beat by police. I want everyone to see like listen man, this guy, this guy's ever to become the mayor.
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