Anger is a natural human emotion. Sometimes it’s necessary when the universe is trying to teach us a lesson. Maybe the person or thing we are mad at is actually showing us a part of ourselves that we don’t like. Getting screwed over in the music industry is unfortunately a pretty regular occurrence. The music industry is not the problem here though. How many times have I screwed people over in my past? Throughout my messed up juvenile years, I was oblivious most times when I made mistakes and hurt someone and it was usually always the people closest to me who got hurt the most. I can admit that I have done wrong and cost some people a lot of money without them ever getting a dime back. I’ve made terrible choices and I’ve learned a great deal in the process. In those cases, if I can’t pay someone back, I can ask if there’s another way to make things right. Sometimes after making such mistakes, living right and really trying to become a better person is the only restitution possible.
Joe Gallagher Jr. Live-Side Effects Tour