Jack Johnson

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When I think of someone who I admire I believe it should be someone who has not only made an impact on my own life, but on the well being of others, someone who makes a difference in the lives of people around the world. I believe this kind of person would make others want too be a better person and do things for the community around him. The humble, giving person I admire most is singer and songwriter Jack Johnson. He makes an effort to be apart of many organizations only to better the world he lives in. I believe Jack Johnson is a great example of an admirable person for anyone looking to make a difference in the world. It was once stated by Jack Johnson that “an individual action, multiplied by millions, creates global change.” This greatly shows how determined he is to make a difference in the world and also caring about what is going on in not only his life, but the lives of many other people.

Jack Johnson was born on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. Growing up as a son to a famous surfer; he learned to surf practically the same age he learned to walk. By 17 he made the finals at the Pipe Trials, becoming the youngest surfer to do so at one of the world’s most prestigious surfing events. Johnson suffered a severe injury while surfing the appalling Pipe Line in Hawaii. During that two month down time he began to take a particular interest in his guitar playing skills.

During his college years Jack Johnson studied film at the University of California in Santa Barbara. This is where he began writing songs and interpreting them in his surf documentaries such as The September Sessions, which won the Surfer Magazine poll for best film of the year. Johnson’s music quickly escalated when his four track demo landed in the lap of Ben Harpers producer, J.P. Plunier. Ben Harper was one of Johnson’s musical icons.

Quickly reaching stardom in 2001 with his debut album Brushfire Fairytales, which hit the top 40 of the U.S., and even peaking just four...
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