Tony Hawk paved the way for professional skateboarding and created a foundation dedicated to supporting underserved youth with skateboarding programs. He talks about the feeling of creating in his field and shares his reasons for choosing to live drug-free. Want to share your natural high with Tony Hawk? Tweet him @tonyhawk with #LiveNaturallyHigh. He might tweet back!
Some suggested questions to ask after you watch the video:Download PDF
Tony was exposed to drugs at a young age and saw that they could affect performance. He didn’t want to compromise his own skating performance. Is there something you feel you wouldn’t want to compromise?
Tony suggests that it’s hard to say “no” to drugs and alcohol. How do you say, “no”?
Tony describes the feeling of creating his own tricks as a buzz. In what ways are you creative? When do you feel your own “buzz?”
Tony says that a natural high to him is being present and enjoying what you do on a physical and mental level. When have you experienced that feeling of being present and enjoying something on a physical and mental level?
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