Tuesday, January 15, 2013
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE: Jesse Leach Shares Some Wise Words About Being "Considerate"
Recently, New England Metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE wrapped up the 10th anniversary tour for their groundbreaking album 'Alive Or Just Breathing'. So what's next for the KSE crew? Well, the band will be unleashing a brand NEW album, their sixth studio album and first one with Jesse Leach since 2002's 'Alive Or Just Breathing', on April 2 via Roadrunner Records. More details HERE!
In between writing and recording "the record of his career" and touring extensively ever since he rejoined the band, Jesse has been blogging for Gun Shy Assassin. On his latest installment, Jesse discusses being "Considerate".
When Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach isn't touring or writing "the record of his career" he puts pen to paper (or fingers to keys) to discuss his observations of the world at large. In his most recent essay for Gun Shy Assassin, Leach ponders the topic of being "Considerate". A short excerpt follows:
"How many people do you know are truly considerate? Are you? It blows my mind how self-involved we can all be in our daily life; I know I am. I have moments where I have to check myself, hold my tongue or just stop and reflect on a situation before reacting. Being self-aware is a trait that is rare in people and something you have to work on daily... Even if you are a 'tough' person with 'thick skin,' deep down, people’s words and/or actions effect us whether we know it or not.
"It’s like the 'bully' at school that picks on everyone and you find out his dad beats him and abuses him mentally, physically or what have you. We are products of our environments. This is also how people become over privileged ego maniacs in the world of entertainment and celebrity. Trust me, I know a few. When people constantly praise you and tell you how amazing you are, if you don’t have a humble upbringing or true friends to ground you, it changes you. If only parents raised their children correctly, but we all know that is going to be an ongoing problem. No one is perfect right? So what about you, seriously—what about you? The only reason I write these columns is to connect with some one out there, to share my miniscule yet hope filled perspective (and hopefully make you, the reader, think a bit). So I ask the obvious rhetorical question: Are you considerate to people in your daily life or are you just out for yours?"
Read the entire article HERE!