Welcome to the archived Perspectuus interview collection, the digital time capsule where our journey began.
While we've since embarked on new paths, this archive stands as a testament to our origins. Delve into the wealth of insightful conversations, illuminating ideas, and profound moments that shaped our early days. This collection of interviews is a tribute to our past and a glimpse into the foundation upon which we've built our future.
"I am a person who seeks wisdom. In terms of my core identity, what's most important for me is that. In another way, that for me means seeking after God."Read Perspective
"Saying what you feel or what you think can make you lose a friend. That's the level we're at right now and that's what scares me. You don't even have room to be wrong or say something wrong right now."Read Perspective
"If I had to get a message across, it would be stay true to yourself, do what makes you happy, and be a good person. What’s your “why” in life? That’s something I love."Read Perspective
"I want to be able to support somebody like so many people have supported me. Having been through, I feel like it all, I feel like I can be a really good listening ear."Read Perspective
"Coming into myself and being confident has been my biggest hardship so far. From childhood, a lot of people were very unaccepting of my views or the way I portrayed myself."Read Perspective
"Beyond the titles I am given, I am an Ethiopian American, a runner, a cyclist, a student, an American citizen, a son, a friend, a community member, an intern, and a voter."Read Perspective
"Being being a black man and and being in law enforcement, I'll tell you the truth. I don't straddle the line at all because when I take off my uniform, I'm a black man."Read Perspective
"If you prick my finger and the blood comes out, it's the same color as a white person's. That's all that should matter. The love and respect that I give you should be enough."Read Perspective
"Whether or not my identity is real has become a political opinion, and that's painful. I exist, that's not something people should be able to vote on."Read Perspective
"When you get older, you don’t know whether you’ve got one year, one day, or ten years left. You try to do things that make you happy and make other people happy."Read Perspective
"There's not always a significant person in your life who influences you. Even somebody who I knew for only one day may have said something that changed my mind about a certain subject."Read Perspective
"I think that the problem with the media is there are certain media outlets who have discovered that there is more fiscal gain and profit in spinning half truths, or sometimes outright lies to a certain segment of society."Read Perspective
"Even when people hurt me, I can be very open minded and try to understand where they are coming from whereas others might try to cancel them."Read Perspective
"I am studying to go into the medical field. I will hopefully be a successful doctor who is changing people’s lives, helping minorities, and reforming the healthcare system."Read Perspective
"I think we come to this earth multiple times because we have lessons to learn. In this lifetime, I had to learn to be more compassionate."Read Perspective
"My political outlook 100% shifted after converting to LDS. The reason is because I always thought that I could get pretty far, but it’s been really difficult as a foster kid."Read Perspective
"I think some people rely on their religious beliefs a lot when it comes to political issues. I'm a firm believer in separation between church and state and I don't think my religious views should be forced upon anyone."Read Perspective
"I knew I was gay since I was 12, but I also knew that according to the ideologies around me it was bad, so I always would try to cover up any slight trait that would rat me out."Read Perspective
"Our family immigrated to the United States and it was a struggle. It was a journey. We had green cards and eventually, when I was 19, my dad made us become citizens."Read Perspective
"Naturally, I have always been a very protective person over the people I care about. While I may not care for everybody in America, I get to protect them, their freedoms, and their interests."Read Perspective
"Me and the reddest of the rednecks, the Ku Klux Klan members, are going to have to hold hands and go to war with the powers that be, until we fight for this common goal of freedom."Read Perspective
"I am a conservative and I believe what I believe, but I am open to hearing other thoughts. It doesn't mean I'm going to change, but I love learning why you believe something."Read Perspective
It has been said "you don't really know a person until you've walked a mile in their shoes". While this is not a mile in their shoes, this is life through their eyes. The Perspectuus Podcast is an anonymous collection of perspectives from everyday people. Please keep your minds and hearts open as you look through a different perspective than your own and gain some understanding as to why people believe the way they do.
Perspectuus was founded in June 2020. Amidst all of the chaos and nationwide divide that seemed to feel irreparable, I found myself needing a greater sense of understanding.
Everyone has truths that they know to be self-evident, and I have been exploring how upbringings, environments, and experiences influence the differentiation in our perspectives. I believe that when we come from a place of wanting to understand and see the full picture, we find the humanity in others despite our differences.
- Sadie Sanchez, Founder