The Human Experience-Hogan

Name: Hogan Brock    

Age: 19

Where are you from/where do you live now?

Growing up in a small town, Rome, Georgia, and now living in a smaller town, Jefferson City, Tennessee, I am pretty proficient at coming up with things to do when I have nothing to do! I have loved living in a small town, but living in a small town has made me immensely curious about what the rest of the world is like! I am currently a sophomore at Carson-Newman University, and I am excited about the opportunities I have on campus and in the community.

What is your family like?

My family is close, but we are also very independent. My parents are married and I have a younger sister and a younger brother. We all enjoy spending time together, but we also enjoy doing things separately. I am thankful to have a family that will always have my back, and that I can turn to for love and support, no matter what the situation. 

How do you spend most of your days?

I fill my days, like most students, with class and homework. I am also actively involved in campus ministries and the Faith and Justice Scholars program on campus. When I have free time, I usually work on things for Amazig! If I have free time after that, I enjoy running, watching movies with my friends, and taking in the beauty of the things and people that surround me. 

Can you describe your favorite day?

I don’t think so! My favorite days are usually days that have absolutely nothing planned, and then spontaneous things happen. So, no, I can’t really describe my favorite day!

What are you most proud of?

I am most proud of my progression as a communicator. Coming out of high school, I was very confident in what I believed, and many times I would not allow another person to complete a thought without interjecting my own thoughts. I would like to think that at this point in my life I am much more of a listener, understanding someone else’s point of view and being able to explore that point of view for myself. That is what I am most proud of.

What are your hopes and dreams for you or your family?

My dream is to one day is to create an economic environment in which fair trade and ethical goods are the norm. I only hope that I never stop dreaming. If we stop dreaming, we accept reality and we stop trying to make the world a dream. 

What do you spend the most time worrying about?

Probably Brandi. She needs somebody to worry for her, so I take care of that. Besides that, I don’t really worry. Worry is anxiousness for things we can’t control, so I just control what I can and let the rest take care of itself!

What would you like to say to the world?

Find your passion, and once you do, never stop living it out. When you are passionate and living out your passion, the whole world seems simpler and life is just a bundle of opportunities.