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The Beautiful Music Created By Helping Others

Musician helps addicts get soberOften enough, people ask me:

“Why do you do what you do?” or

“What made you want to work at Narconon?”

I wish there was a simple answer to that question. But, there isn’t.

Throughout my life, I have gone in many different directions, most of which had absolutely nothing to do with what I do now. When I was little, I wanted to be a Paleontologist, a teacher, a physical therapist, then I wanted to be a music teacher, and so on and so on. I eventually found myself working for a sheet metal company in a small Pennsylvania town. At this point in my life, I was pretty lost and waiting for someone to find me or at least, for me to find myself.

I remember that I always had a love for music. By the time I was 20, I could play 8 instruments. The people that were closest to me would complement my playing and say that I was some sort of “musical genius”. I don’t know if I ever really played into that or not, but the complement was really cool. Anyway, I had gone to college at Youngstown State University to study Music Education. I did well, at first. I made it 3 semesters before I dropped out because of terrible grades and truancy. One thing always stuck out to me though… I always had this feeling inside of me that I wanted to help people. I liked helping people and would go out of my way to help others and expect nothing in return. I would talk to my parents about this and my dad would say:

“You must get that from your mom” (she was a kindergarten teacher).

As life progressed, things got worse and worse for me. The only things I seemed to have were my family, my music, a good work ethic and my drive to want to live. I eventually got down to Florida and did the Narconon Program in 2013. It got me cleaned up and helped me organize my life, but, one question still remained unanswered:

What was I going to do with my life after rehab?

To be honest, I could have done anything I wanted. For the first time in years, I felt like I had the world at my finger-tips. I could have went off to any university and majored in music again and got my degree and go play music for a living. I could have went to engineering school. I didn’t do that either.

I ended up staying at Narconon and making it onto the staff team. This took me a few months to achieve. Looking back on it, all of the passions I had in my life all boiled down to one thing; I just wanted to help people and I wanted to give them the same kindness and consideration that was given to me. The Narconon Program made sense to me. I could learn from it and I could use what I learned. I found myself easily able to convey the technology of the Narconon Program to other people. At that point, I knew what I needed to do. I know I said that this question of “why did I choose to work at Narconon” didn’t have a simple answer, but it does… I wanted to help make the world a better place, one person at a time. This was really important to me and it still is.

I was given the chance to do this and I took it and ran. I never looked back nor do I ever intend to. Working at Narconon is the best job I could have ever asked for.

Johnny L.

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