Interview question from J.J.: Brad, why are you so arrogant? I want to smack you sometimes.
Brad’s response: Wow! <Brad chuckles> You really know how to hurt a guy and knock him down a few notches. Very direct, but I like direct. Hate secrets. So…wow! <Brad sighs>
If I’m going to be honest with myself, the short answer is I’m a mess. I didn’t start out that way. I remember being polite, waiting my turn, caring about others more than myself. However, when my mom got sick and died of cancer, I grew bitter. I spiraled when my dad remarried a woman I could never accept as my mom. She was mean and out for her own interests. So, I guess I figured I should look out for my own interests too. <Brad sighs again>
I surrounded myself with friends who thought like I did. I ignored my dad most of the time. I only listened sometimes because I loved my mom so much and that’s what she’d have wanted me to do. I want to change, though. Be more humble, but I need help.
Boy, that got deep real fast. Good question. Thanks for asking.