Andreas Grega answered our three questions

Andreas Grega

1. What makes you happy?

A lot of things make me happy, it can vary so much, sometimes it’s the rain that makes me happy, sometimes the sun. It depends on where I am in life and what gives balance right then. Happiness exists in short and long moments but the simplest things are often the biggest.

2. What would you do to make the world a better place?

I would not feel meaning in life if I didn’t already feel that I make the world a better place. That is also what I want to express in my art, that others should find meaning in making the world a better place. Like happiness, change comes about through short and long moments, everything from helping with prams on the stairs to saving lives.
I believe in motivation and affirmation, I believe in giving people around you the courage to overcome their fears, courage to feel and then share the feelings. I believe that all people need an outlet for what constantly builds up in them in the form of impressions and experiences. I believe that all people have something to say if the listener engages his or her empathy. I also believe that the outlet never needs to be destructive towards others. One person’s outlet can become a strength for another if we learn to handle it. I see it as my task to tell you about it in my music and my art, and at the same time it gives me an outlet for my impressions and experiences and I can be a better person towards others.

3. What are the challenges in society to deal with trafficking and expressions of unfair sex (various forms of abuse).

As an overall answer I believe the biggest problem in the world is men who protect each other. Men who have been brought up with hate and lack of empathy, men who are conditioned to think of money first and peoples’ lives last. Obviously we need to influence these peoples’ way of thinking.

We need to find the people all around the world who are passionate about making the world a better place so their numbers can grow; we need to unite and support each other, motivate each other so that we have the strength to carry on up-hill. To deal with trafficking we must dare to confront our difference and talk to each other; we must explain what it means, the violence against the vulnerable, the suffering in the heart. Particularly among men there is an enormous fear to talk about this subject and I think that is one of the dangers, I think that that if we opened up more we would find more information and in that way come closer to the root cause of the problem.

Everyone who thinks that their car is more important that another person’s life needs to be re-programmed…