Jacob Roloff and his girlfriend Isabel, have uploaded the 4th episode/vlog of their recent road trip. This episode follows them through their travels in Utah.
During their videos, while driving, they speak to the camera about different topics.
In this video, they talk about growth and Jacob reflects on things he has said in the past. He is mainly referencing his thousands of answers on the website Ask.fm.
This is conversation from the video:
Isabel: When you have an online presence, everybody has a fixed idea of who you are in their heads. You Tube can either reaffirm that for them or break down these ideas and you can really get to know someone differently. So why do you think people are shocked to know that you have grown even a little bit?
Jacob Roloff: People reference things that I said 2 years ago on this stupid website...
Isabel: Even more than 2 years ago
Jacob: Even more than 2 years ago, 3 years ago, 4 years ago.They'll reference things that I said and I remember at that time, I was very....what's the word?...Causing strife...what's that word?
Jacob: I said inflammatory things. Yeah.
Isabel: Our generation, without a doubt grew up in the technology world, the social media world, so we had to navigate who we are in front of a lot of people. He (pointing at Jacob) had to navigate who he is in front TV...
Jacob: And even as I said those things I would admit, yeah in about a year, I will probably regret some of this, but these are the thoughts I'm having so I'm going to work them out, I guess out loud with you folks
Isabel: And the beautiful thing about life is everybody changes so much even day to day. I'm not who I was yesterday, who I was a year ago and that's a beautiful thing. You need to give people the room to grow and change and become who they are going to be.
Jacob: People have to be allowed to "go out of their minds" for at least a second in order to gain their bearings. For instance, I "rebelled" and I left the show and I left the religion I was brought up with. And I left it in a pretty flamboyant way or whatever and now I'm kind of like...I don't need to hate it. Essentially all that is just to say I sort of grew up.
I started reading a lot. I went more internal than external. I stopped saying more things out loud and started thinking about things more, because there's lots of old wisdom that says the more you talk the less you know. I took that to heart and stopped saying as much. Started being more deliberate and calculated about how I express myself. That's why we started this website and why I write longer blog posts now instead of stupid tweets for a second. Now it's more calculated and thought through.
You can watch their whole video on You Tube below: