What I've realized over the years is that I have some pretty good friends.
It seems like the chaos of this world is accelerating, but so is the beauty in the consciousness of more and more people.
Sometimes life's so much cooler when you just don't know any better and all the painful lessons have not hammered your head open yet.
I would have to say the person with whom I am most in love is definitely my son, Everly Bear. Although I'm his dad, I'm also his friend.
I never really thought in terms of the concept of being a rock star - being around people like that just seemed like normal day-in-the-life stuff to me. Those were just the surroundings I grew up in.
We've just learned how to balance ourselves a little better so that we're happier way more of the time than not, and, you know, being happy is a radical and desirable act if you ask me.
I think art is inherently nonviolent and it actually occupies your mind with creation rather than destruction.
I have to laugh at myself.
I've acclimated to the music-while-exercising thing.
As a father now, I wouldn't do what my dad did, because it left me feeling emotionally unstable as a kid. But he didn't do the things he did out of selfishness or malice.
I think I'm still figuring out how to be a little less selfish.
You know, I like to climb trees and ride bikes and play.
You know I love pot, and I love beer, but I am totally sober, just because it completely stopped working for me.
The road is not a problem.
I have a few friends that I think would go to bat for me no matter what. Flea is definitely one of them. Guy Oseary is one of them.
What doesn't kill you only makes your book longer.
I think people that have fear that, 'Oh if I have a kid I won't be able to do this and I won't be able to do that.' It's kind of the opposite. It really gives you energy. It makes people better.
My days are whatever I want them to be.
Also, we're all actually different blood types and we have one represented by each guy in the band.
But then when he left, I realized that it was harder to write songs and feel spiritually connected to art and music as a band. When he came back I felt it again, instantaneously.
We did that with people like Chris Rock, Woody Harrelson, and the environmentalist Julia Butterfly Hill.
We'll have these people hang out with us while we're doing our touring, and talk to them and let them speak their piece to the world.
In terms of having high hopes that the level of consciousness will get higher and higher, yeah.
I inherited my father's insatiable desire to meet all the beautiful girls in the world.