Ajay W. TeenzTalk Peer Leader
1. What are you passionate about?
2. What have you learned from challenges or disappointments?
3. How do you relieve stress?
4. What is happiness?
1.) PASSION: Ajay's passion is helping people in his community through volunteering for his town's ambulance core in Chappaqua, New York. "Even though it's a small role to play, I feel like in general it makes a really big difference." He aims to combine all his hobbies & interests toward a career in medicine.
2.) GROWTH: Ajay shares his story about battling depression. He talks about the gradual process of breaking away from his depressive state - from feeling lonely & not having any friends to where he is today as a much more social person, surrounded by many. "It took a couple years for me to come out of the shadows…Now I'm the most social person I can be.”
3.) STRESS RELIEVERS:
- hang out with friends
- study together
- listen to music
- talk to people in general
- spend time with pets
4.) HAPPINESS: Ajay emphasizes, "Happiness stems from human relationships... [It] flows from one human being to another."