This Roloff blog is proud to present an exclusive interview with Daniel Meichtry. Dan discussed all aspects of his life, his friendship with the Roloff family, dealing with their fame and the attention they all receive now, working for Matt Roloff, Dan's passion for music, body building, wheeling, dealing with the sudden death of dear his dear friend Mike Detjen, his faith in God, love, relationships, college plans and his goals and dreams for the future.
Without a doubt, certain aspects of Daniel Meichtry's life have not been the typical experience of a teenager -- He's seen his best friends get a reality tv show and has dealt with their surge in popularity from the inside. If you've ever wondered what would it be like to be a normal teenager growing up and suddenly your best friends have a reality tv show - that's what Dan has experienced. He's seen both his friends and his own life put under the microscope and seen all of their lives dissected by viewers - which is of course what happens to people on reality tv shows.
If you watch Little People, Big World, you've seen Dan. He's been there through the fun times and the tragic times. He's part of the "DBU" - as Jeremy recently explained on a show - it stands for Dune Boys United - the name of their gang/group/club - the group of guys with Jeremy and Zach that have been friends forever.
Daniel Meichtry loves music and is very passionate about it. He invites you to please check out his music page and if you like him, he would greatly appreciate your support. Also, he is always looking to play in more places, if you own or work in an establishment that features live music or bands, Dan would welcome that opportunity -- he can be contacted via his music page (or if you don't have a Myspace account, you can contact this blog and we can put you in touch with Daniel if you are legitimate ;-). Dan's music site is:
Daniel Meichtry has been seen on Little People, Big World since it began, but rarely do viewers get to hear from him and his opinion and see that there's depth to him and learn more about his life. Daniel has seen himself criticized stemming from certain things that occurred over the years; by association with Jeremy Roloff - he has seen himself in the National Enquirer being called a bigot; a racist gay-basher. Many of Jeremy's comments that garnered negative attention were Myspace conversations with Daniel.
We have offered Jeremy Roloff the chance to tell his side of the situation and explain and for whatever reason - Jeremy did not accept. For the record, Jeremy's only comment about it was to tell Matt Roloff's employee that the rumors of him being racist were not true. That is essentially the extent of what Jeremy has said about it publicly. I personally feel, as a result of Jeremy not really addressing it, the talk has continued to grow to the point where according to our stats, it is the most searched about Jeremy Roloff issue on the internet all around the world.
However, some of the negative talk doesn't just affect Jeremy, I am sure it's not pleasant for Daniel to be known by some people as 'one of Jeremy's racist, gay-bashing friends'. Daniel is his own person with his own opinions. As with anybody seen on Little People, Big World - fans of the show have expressed questions, comments and observations (both positive and negative) about Daniel over the years - both seen on the show and online.
This will be the definitive: Get to know Daniel Meichtry interview. Daniel agreed to talk about everything involving himself and his views on everything that has happened from his unique perspective. All of the issues people have talked and asked about Daniel and his friendship with Jeremy and Zach Roloff were laid out openly and honestly. There was no behind the scene rules or stipulations of what could be asked or to phrase a question a certain way or not - Daniel took it all on.
Even if you were to disagree with some of what Daniel says, I think everyone can agree that it takes tremendous character and integrity to face the tough questions, address all the issues people talk about and really own your behavior and actions. Just standing up and saying 'yes this is what happened and this is what I was thinking' is something I have the utmost respect for even if I had disagreed one hundred percent with a person's answers. It's not easy for any person to discuss things they might regret. The attention the show and the Roloffs receives seeps over even to friends such as Daniel and that makes it that much more difficult. I can't overstate what a show of character I think it was for Daniel to be open to addressing it all. As Matt and Amy Roloff once said about their show: the good, the bad and the ugly were truly presented to Dan in this interview and he didn't hide from any of it.
A lot of topics were addressed and at the end of this, I think you'll feel like you know more about the type of person Daniel is and strives to be and what is important in his life.
I think the interview is incredibly insightful into some of the subjects fans have always wondered about and thank Daniel for doing it.
Just before we begin, both this site and Daniel Meichtry himself wanted to make it clear that Daniel speaks only for himself and his thoughts and opinions don't necessarily reflect the opinions of Jeremy, any members of the Roloff family, his other friends, the show, etc... Daniel is speaking for himself and these are Daniel Meichtry's own thoughts. Over a span of four years, there was a lot to talk about! :-)
1. For anyone that doesn't know, how long have you known the Roloffs?
I've known the Roloff Family since Kindergarten
2. What did you think when you found out your best friends were going to have a tv reality show?
I thought it would be fun and interesting and a good opportunity for my friends.
3. Were your parents ok with you being on tv? Did any of your friends parents have any concerns when the show began? Are there any friends who have never been on the show because their parents wouldn't agree to it?
As far as i can remember everyone who has come over hasn't had much trouble with the show. Personally my parents are family friends with them and didn't oppose to it
4. When you're out with Jeremy or Zach and your friends on your own (with no camera crew obviously), typically, do people come up to them and ask for autographs or talk about the show, or do you (they) not usually get bothered?
Sure it happens here and there, they are kind of Hillsboro's claim to fame and i think people think thats cool. Everytime a fan comes up everyone has been super polite and although at times it can be an invasion of space the Roloffs deal with it extremely well and I do my best with it also.
5. Would you say that you've personally benefited from the Roloffs fame or some of the perks they've received in any way?
Well i think ya know there have been some little trips or things that have been free for me which otherwise may not have been but I don't see there show as that.
6. In one word, how would you describe the whole experience of your very good friends having a reality tv show?
7.Dan, you've worked during Roloff pumpkin season and on plenty of projects for Matt around the farm, how would you describe Matt as a boss?
Matt has always been a very negotiable and understanding boss for me. Sure sometimes people miscommunicate but he always hears people out and gives them the benefit of the doubt. I respect Matt Roloff and have enjoyed being employed under him and blessed to have him as a boss
8. Do you have a regular part-job (non-Roloff related)?
Well last summer I was a lifeguard and plan on working this Summer
9. Jeremy is by far the most searched about Roloff according to our stats. It seems like people either really like him or really dislike him. You've known Jeremy since he was 5 or 6 years old. Can you tell people something about Jeremy that they might not know from watching the show?
Jeremy honestly has such an incredible heart and is a really caring person. Something I've learned is that we can't fully see someones heart and their intentions because its not our job but rather God's. I know jeremy really well and everyone has their ups and downs in life but he's always been a really loyal friend. I have always been pretty good at reading into people and Jeremy just is super caring and really cares about people.
10. Have you ever been out with Zach in public (before or since the show) or another dwarf and had somebody laugh or ridicule them? If so, how did you react?
Well it hasn't been quite like that. It's more that people stare alot and usually I just stare back. In my eyes no one is perfect and we could find a flaw, whether physical or internal, in any human being. I usually brush it off and just feel bad for the person thats being stared at.
11. New reality shows continue to spring up all the time. What would your advice be to someone who is a friend of a kid who suddenly is going to have a reality show about their family?
Be strong in what you believe and always work to be a good example because people are always watching, just something i've learned recently.
12. Why do you think the core group of you have remained such good friends for so long? I don't think it's all that very common. Certainly you seem to have several strong long-lasting friendships; what do you think is the most important thing in a friendship?
I think that in any relationship commitment is super important. Our group of friends has long been together and I also attribute that to our school. Faith Bible High School has a family feel to it and my best friends are all my brothers.
13. Amy has spoke a lot about how much she loves the crew. You've spent a lot time with them over the last 4 years. What's your relationship with them like?
Oh man the camera crew is great. They are always super kind and i've grown to know alot of them. There all great people and i've enjoyed getting to know them.
14. Fans have commented on how much time it seems like friends such as yourself spent at the Roloff farm. Obviously most of the filming is done at the farm and not at your house or other friends, can you enlighten people, in reality what percentage of time have you guys spent at the Roloffs compared to at other friends places? 50/50? 80/20? Is it accurate that you guys have always spent the majority of time at the Roloff's farm?
Well we have basically always centered our hangout time at the Roloffs. Amy and Matt have been like second parents to me and I think they have always had a large property and been willing to open it up to us so we just conrugate there. Also its been nice that there are so many fun things to do there. Growing up there was a blast because it was like our own personal Disneyland
15. It seems like you were seen on the show more on in seasons one and two, and you haven't been seen as much recently as you used to (Mueller is seen on almost every episode now). Is that accurate or is it just a coincedence that they happen to use stuff that you're not in as much now?
Well I was in it more I think before cuz i had less responsibility. Since then I've gained more interests and also had work. I started working out alot and also fell in love with the most wonderful girl. So its true i haven't been around as much but I still am there alot.
16. One of the most positive comments ever about any Roloff friends seen on the show was about you and the way you helped Zach around the time of his leg surgery (carrying him up the stairs after the formal, etc). Did you reach a certain age when you started thinking about how some things are different for Zach?
Not really a certain age but I guess i grew more compassionate towards his situation. Zach does so well on how he handles everything but sometimes you know he needs a hand and I always wanna be there for my buds.
17. On the downside, earlier this year TLC recently re-aired the original pilot with the 13th birthday where you were seen spitting on Zach during the party...I think you were 12 at the time, what do you think when you see or hear about that?
I see it as a very large misunderstanding. The show is edited alot and they didn't show how much me and Zach were wrestling and fooling around just before that happened. In the media world i don't think I'll ever live that down but we moved on from it pretty quick. LOL But me and Zach are best friends and it wasn't intended to be mocking or anything i was probably just out of line in all the excitement.
18. Do you guys ever watch the show to see how you're portrayed on tv? "No" seems to be the standard answer (perhaps it's not cool to say anybody watches the show?), but if you don't ever watch, honestly, are you never curious to see what they use on the show and what the world is seeing about you?
I watch it here and there but not often. I don't have cable and my philosophy on it now is more that If I dont ever portray a bad image than i can never be a negative influence. I basically have just been working on the fact that I need to always work to be a good example for others.
19. Does criticism of Jeremy, Zach, Mueller, yourself - ever bother you?
It is hurtful to see things said about my friends of course. I just think that people are quick to judge and not to forgive. Everyone in the history of time has screwed up and although it doesn't make it right i think that people should be more forgiving and look in their own failures or mistakes and work on them instead of ridiculing others.
20. You've known the Roloffs basically your whole life, in what ways have you seen the Roloffs lives change in the 4 years since the show?
Its gotten alot more complicated. I think that they just have had alot more to deal with and people have tried to get involved with business that is not theirs to get involved with.
21. This is not meant to embarrass you, but people have sent us questions about you and this......... Fans have seen you on the show since you were about 14 and now you're 18, some people have noticed that it seems like you've lost weight or got really fit as you got older.....what's been your secret? Do you have any advice to other teenagers who might be uncomfortable about their weight/body?
HAHAHA Oh yeah i've heard about this one. Yeah i started lifting weights and being more active and dieting. I still carry a nice little stomach but it feels good to be in better health. All I did was lift weights alot, walked and ran, and did dieting. Bodybuilding.com gave me a ton of insight and Arnold Schwarzeneggers training methods are revolutionary.
22. Ok, now the big question everybody is asking....do you have a shirt with a picture of Jeremy's face on it? ;-) Mueller's shirt that he wore last summer got a lot of attention among viewers. Is there some joke about that shirt? Whats that all about, people have never heard of wearing a shirt with your best friend's face on it before.
Haha I don't and I'm not sure I've ever seen that shirt.
23. How did you first hear that Jeremy - and by association - yourself - were in the National Enquirer being called a bigot, racist and gay-basher?
Honestly I'm not positive how i heard about it, probably through jer.
24. What was your first honest reaction when you heard about it?
I was shocked and curious as to what it said.
25. In your opinion, is it ok to use words like the N word and f*ggot when talking to friends? If yes, people have wondered do you speak that way in Church, in front of your parents and if not, why not?
I can honestly say that NO I do not agree with that. As you may know some things were thrown around between friends and before I didn't think much of it but I've come to realize it hurts peoples feelings and is derogatory. I don't talk like that anymore and am dissapointed that I ever had. Thank the Lord that I serve a God who forgives and I'm glad to say I've turned away from that.
26. The photos you guys have taken that are considered the 'gay mocking pictures', you embracing Jeremy pretending to passionately kiss, pictures with different hairstyles and silly expressions (captioned "trying to be gay emo f*gs"), pictures groping each other shirtless (Jeremy and Jacob Mueller)...it leads to some questions. What is the purpose of those pics? Are you gay? If you aren't gay, are you doing it to mock gay people?
Oh those were never meant to be offensive and i think were just buds that are comfortable. None of us are Homosexual though and I can 100% honestly say those weren't meant to hurt anyones feelings or to Mock Homosexual people.
27. What do you think of people on You Tube who think they're funny mocking Zach or Matt Roloff by getting on their knees with stupid expressions on their faces? Is that all in good fun?
I think that they do not know Zach or Matt and are doing it to try and be funny but may not realize that it can hurt people's feelings.
28. Some people don't feel there's a difference between those teenagers making fun of LPs for a laugh and you guys doing gay poses for a laugh. Do you think there's a difference?
I think that the motive is what makes it okay or not but to stay out of trouble I think it's best to just stay away from that. Also sometimes I think people just take it to personally and take offense to something that is in no way directed toward them.
29. Some fans have noticed that you've said God is the most important in your life and you've written about trying to be Christ like... But over the years people have also seen you and your friends insult fans who said they love the show or think Jeremy was cool, etc. From a distance it looks odd when someone talks about the love of God being around them, but then behave in a very mean-spirited way to people who, while perhaps unintentionally annoying, have good intentions. Can you explain to people why you've felt the way you do about fans. Do you have any regrets, do you still feel the same way?
I agree that sometimes we may have handled situations wrong and have been mean to people when they infact don't deserve it. I think it was more so when the show was so new to us and we just didn't know how to handle it. I have tried to be patient and kind to fans with good intentions but the line becomes blurred when you get hate mail or very disturbing and hurtful messages from people. I have improved my own outlook on it now though. I've grasped that you should in fact treat others as you want to be treated. I have made mistakes just like every person but I think the important thing is taking those mistakes and learning from them. God is a huge part of my life and although i still struggle with sin i Have really grown close to him and have been working hard to live that out in my day to day life.
30. Honestly -, this is one of the things that gives people the worst impression of Jeremy, Zach, yourself, Mueller, your friends... Fans watch the show, so LPBW continues, they've seen the perks the Roloffs have got, the bigger house, the lavish vacations, the vintage cars, they've seen Jeremy get to personally meet and talk with celebrity soccer players he admired, they've seen Zach get special treatment in stores ('that hat is sold out...oh wait, for you the guy with the tv crew, we will make sure you get what you want'), Matt says Jeremy, Zach, etc are getting weekly paychecks because of the show that fans support. People have seen the DBU guys enjoy some of the Roloff perks, certainly Mueller travels with the Roloffs and TLC to beautiful desitination spots around the world. However, then people see Jeremy, Zach and the DBU guys call fans (people saying they love the show and think they're awesome) losers that suck and seem proud that they totally ignore fans. They've heard about guys like Jacob Mueller viciously insult fans that said Jeremy was awesome, etc... Now you're 18, Jer and Zach are 19. do you think someone in that position has any responsibility to ever make any time for their fans or spend *any* time interacting with them? That's one of the biggest criticisms our site hears from the public about Jeremy and the"DBU". "Stuck up, selfish, ungrateful, rude, spoiled, snobs" are words we hear a lot from people that watch the show and have followed what has went on." What is your opinion, what do you have to say to people that feel this way?
I speak for only myself in saying this but I would say that yes we have been unfair at times and said things that didn't need to be said and could have avoided hurt feelings. On the other hand alot of people don't respect the Roloffs or their friends privacy and don't realize their needs to be an element of privacy in your life to be sane. So many fans of the show are great and pure hearted in their intentions but like so many other things they are associated with the fans that are cruel for no reason and extremely judgemental. The Roloffs do make ALOT of time for fans and i experience that on a day to day basis just being around them and people just don't see what really goes on so they can't know how much time and appreciation they do give.
31. This blog hears from fans all the time sharing what they like, what they don't like, so I feel a responsibility to present their point. The question is more about the Roloffs and fans on the internet. This blog did do an article stating that most people who meet the Roloffs in person say they had a positive experience and the Roloffs were very nice. However the percentage of fans living in your area is very small. There are fans all over the world. The internet is the way to connect with people. Most fans aren't in a position to travel to Hillsboro, Oregon for Roloff pumpkins in October.
People understand having personal Facebooks/Myspaces. The majority of fans are reasonable and don't expect them to talk to every fan and to spend their life commenting fans. I personally do think it's reasonable for people to expect *some* effort. They don't see that at all from the Roloffs. How much time honestly do you think someone like Jeremy (because he does have the worst reputation in this aspect - at one time the buzz was that Zach did make an effort to comment fans or return messages or questions; Jeremy's reputation with fans is and always has been abysmal) has put into showing appreciation to fans for some of the things he's able to do? Do you think the amount of time over the last 4 years that he's spent interacting as a show of thanks to the fans amounts to "an honest effort"?
I personally don't think it's out of line for people to expect them to have *some* kind of fan facebook or twitter or something and spend an hour here or there every couple of weeks returning a few comments or posting some pictures, fans love pictures, I don't think there's harm in posting a few pictures for fans. Even our site receives questions like "How did Molly make her Christmas decorations?" I don't think expecting the Roloffs (especially. Jeremy and Zach because of their age) to go on sometimes and respond to those things is unreasonable. It's just a simple way of saying thanks to those fans with good intentions. It's a 'Thanks for supporting our show so I can live this life that I really love, have a college education fund, travel to great places and don't have to spend 8 hours working in McDonalds on Friday and Saturday nights'.. Yes, interacting with fans is not the funnest way for them to spend an hour, but it's about appreciation and gratitude. Or not.
That's basically what fans or ex-fans have told us they want and why they use words like "stuck up", "snob" "ungrateful". Just some honest effort. When people see "Oh, Jeremy got yet another vintage car or they went on another glorious vacation" and then when they sign the contract for a new season and ask the fans to watch the Roloffs say "thank you fans so for much the support we really appreciate you " - it looks like empty words -- fans just want some substance to that statement. In this Facebook, Myspace and Twitter age -celebrities are interacting with fans more than ever - I believe some of the Roloffs own friends interact with their favorite celebrities on things such as Twitter.
Dan, when you answer that people don't see how the Roloffs appreciate the fans because you see it on a daily basis, I think you mean in person? Fans coming up to them in the local Hillsboro Taco Bell or at Roloff pumpkin season (where fans are paying the Roloffs money), and the thing fans want us to ask - is about them not really ever interacting with people online. Fans just don't think it's too much to ask for them to get on a couple of times a month and do *something* with fans *sometimes*.
So could you share about your opinion on that?
Honestly i dont think its my position to answer that question. I cant answer because i cant comprehend the amount of online things the roloffs get. I believe that they are very grateful and i don't think that some people understand they have to live normal, or somewhat normal, lives on top of the show. Jeremy and Zach don't have time with all they do from school to sports to friends to the demands of the show. I don't think they would be opposed to doing stuff online as I know Matt does but its not my place to say how they feel about it and if I were in there situation I would be simply overwhelmed. The fans are great and the show and the success of it would not be possible if it weren't for them but i think that they do AS MUCH as they can do with pumpkin season and all. I'll tell ya what i've watched pumpkin season and its crazy how many people are there and want to see them. I think i would feel bombarded if in that situation but again I can't answer for them. We all appreciate the fans and what they do and encourage them to keep watching!!!
32. The one comment above all else that really saddened people, wasn't said by you, but Jeremy said it to you. It was telling you that he had asked Mike Detjen to take you and Mueller along snowboarding and Mike said he would do what Jeremy asked. Jeremy said Mike was pretty sweet just like his "N word". Ignoring the whole angle about whether a person thinks the N word is offensive or not, I think people were really disappointed that you guys would talk about Mike in that way. It's been a few years since that comment and now Mike is gone. How do you feel when you think about those comments about Mike?
I think that Mike was the most giving man I have ever met and i always tried to appreaciate him however i knew how and still think that he deserved more appreciation than i could give. Mike is an amazing person and always will be a role model in alot of ways for me. I wish i would have cherished the time I had with him more and also the things he did for every person he knew.
33. Final question about 'the scandal':
-some people think that you and Jeremy, etc. are racists and hate gay people and basically don't show any respect to anybody who is not a white straight christian.
-Some people think you or Jeremy did not say anything wrong at all when he was leaving you those comments and it's just harmless joking and all kids should continue talking that way because there's nothing wrong with it.
-Some people think you guys have now realized you were wrong and don't talk that way anymore.
-Some people think you haven't changed one bit and are probably still talking that way to this very day (just not the internet anymore where the public can see) and that's why Jeremy has never apologized or never said he was wrong; you're not Jeremy, what is YOUR final comment about the whole thing, anything you want people to know?
I agree with the fact that we realized it was wrong and although it wasn't said to intentionally hurt anyones feelings it did and that it was wrong. We have all changed how we talk and never had a mindset of racism or hatred towards homosexual people. The way we spoke though was inexcusable and we have repented of it and really gotten our acts together after realizing what that did to other people. It's something I wish i hadn't had taken so lightly and now i know what it can do to people and have really gone away from it.
34. It's nearing almost one year since Mike Detjen passed away, Amy has talked about how difficult it was for all her kids and especially Jeremy and Jake, you were also close to Mike - taking you on trips, helping with your vehicles, coaching soccer of course, how did you cope with Mike's passing?
I prayed, I talked to friends, I cried - alot, and I thanked God for the blessing he was on my life and so many others. Mike still lives on through all of the people he has impacted and will always be a part of my life. It still hasn't really hit me that he is gone forever but I can smile because I know he is in Heaven and i can know that I have taken what I could from Mikes wonderful LIfe. I miss him alot but am happy that he's up in eternity waiting for us. :)
35. Can you talk about what Mike meant to you and what you think of when you think about Mike?
He was a friend and a mentor to me. He always cared so much about all of us, "his boys". He taught me how to care deeply for people and how to give without gaining anything in return. He truly was the most giving human I've ever met.
36. Is there anything about Mike that people watching the show didn't know, that you would like people to know about him?
He had an amazing relationship with God and taught us all alot about God's love for us.
37. People have seen some of the videos of you and Scott jumping his truck and your blazer - how's your vehicle holding up? Any recent interesting adventures?
Haha yeah we have had some good times. The old gal is still holding up and I intend on wheeling it more this summer.
38. In your opinion, what is the definition of being a "good Christian"?
I don't even like that term because it sounds like meeting other peoples standards of what they think God wants. I am a follower and Disciple of Jesus Christ and accept his gift of free perfect Love. For me personally I'm striving to be more like Jesus daily and to love others with his love and not by my own power.
39. People might know that you're very passionate about music. Tell us a bit about your music, what's your influences, what inspires you and how would you describe your music?
Well everything inspires me. Creation, God, Friends and for sure my girlfriend, Erica. Music is a way for me to get all of my emotions out and a way to understand what I'm feeling.. I think God has gifted me with music and its such a good time for me to just play guitar or bass or sing. I love it. I'd describe my music as acoustic music that is easy listening but interesting and catchy. My lyrics are from the heart and are a look into my life and what i've experienced and learned.
40. What are some of the subjects your write about in your songs?
I write about God and my relationship with him and alot of the time I write about Love in my relationship with Erica and dealing with our itneresting situation of living a thousand miles apart.
41. You and Bryan Roth performed at the Coffee house Insomnia, which was featured on the show. Do you and Bryan always play together or are you both solo? What was it like performing for the TLC cameras for what looked like most of your school in attendence?
It was a really fun time. Ha Bryan and I rarely play together but used to sometimes. I play on my own now and am really enjoying it. I just like to have my own creative license on my stuff so it helps me to do my own thing on it.
42. Where can people go on the internet to listen to your music? And yours and Bryan's music?
Bryan and I never really recorded together. My music page is:
Please feel free to add me on there and comment or whatever. I almost always respond on there no matter who messages me but not on my personal page. So please add me and spread the word if you like me! :)
43. On your Music page you sometimes post upcoming shows, what type of places have you played so far? Anything coming up in the near future?
Nothing is planned right now but i have played at colleges, schools, and mainly just at coffee shops. I'm pretty much down to play anywhere just need help to promote and get more oppurtunities. Also I'm looking to record a CD but dont have a ton of money to put into that right now.
44. Just so no one is confused, if someone knows you from the show and they're going to be in the area or live in the area and hear you're going to be playing a show, do you encourage them to come; are you inviting everybody to come see you play?
Oh yeah!!! I'd love to have anyone come to my shows. I've had LPBW fans come and its a blast to get to catch up with them and talk a little bit. All the people that have come have been super nice to me and I keep telling them to come whenever I play. So YES its open to anyone who wants to come, and i'd love to have you there!!!
45. Your high school graduation is only a few weeks away, what emotions are you feeling?
I'd say Excited and Sad. I love my faith bible family and will miss them all dearly but am looking so forward to the future. I am Excited for College and for my Girlfriend to move up!!! I can't wait to get married eventually and to start a family. Doing that is one of my biggest dreams and I'm SO excited to work towards that.
46. What's your plans for after high school, where (or) are you going to college? What you planning on studying? Are you planning on staying near Hillsboro or moving away?
Yeah I'll stay in town and I'm going to study to become a personal Trainer and also get my Bachelors in Business. I plan on going to the local community college and in a couple of years to get married :)
47. What's the 3 most important things in the life of Daniel Meichtry?
God, Family and Friends, Erica.
End of interview.
Everybody who reads this can form their own opinion of Daniel, but at least you know what he thinks and has to say for himself. Personally, I was incredibly impressed with Daniel's maturity and outlook on everything. "Class" would be a word I would use and going into this that was probably the last impression I was expecting to come away with. It's easy to become defensive about things or blame others even if you were in the wrong sometimes in the past. I think it takes a lot of character to say some of what Daniel did, but at the same time, I think Daniel made some valid points and presented his perspective very well.
When some of these issues surfaced, I think people asked themselves what kind of response could improve your opinion of Jeremy and his friends or in this case Daniel. I personally couldn't ask anymore from Daniel than what he presented here. His attitude surpassed what I had thought would be sufficient or was hoping to hear. If I put myself in Dan's position; I don't think I would have been able to handle myself in the interview any better than Daniel did. Honestly, I think what he said here was simply outstanding. I think he comes across as a great friend and a good person.