Zayn Malik Reveals What He Would Be Doing If He Wasn’t A Famous Singer 

Posted: 2:13 pm Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

By mjonbli

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Zayn Malik was blessed with talent, fame, & fortune- but that wasn’t necessarily his goal.  The “Still Got Time” singer is gracing the cover of VMAN 38 & admitted that he’s been curious about what his life would be like if One Direction never existed.  “I think about alternative realities. I think I’d be at university and I would have done my English degree. I think I’d be looking for some employment to do with English lecturing or literature,” Malik says. “I love poetry and writing—obviously, I’m a songwriter—so, it would’ve been something that would still give me the feeling of a creative outlet within my writing.”  Malik quit 1D in 2015 & released his debut album a year later.  He’s putting the finishing touches on his second album & has been refelcting on his decison to go solo.    “I don’t think it was necessarily that experience that made me a man. I was becoming a man at that time anyway, and that experience was a validation of my decision-making at that time. Maybe I became a bit more in the driver’s seat—a bit more in control—and that was the first decision I made that reflected that in my life. I think it was a natural growth as a human being and as a person. I’m still growing every day, as everybody is,” the “Pillowtalk” singer says. “I don’t know everything and I’m willing to learn, so I believe everything is a natural progression.”  Malik is still figuring out who he is & what he wants his message through his music to be & says that he finds it’s best to do that with out listening to outside influences.  “For me personally, I don’t ever try to dwell so deep on labels and boxes and places that people want to put you. I believe that we as individuals are in charge of the way people perceive us. There are negative and positive sides to every human on this planet. That’s just the way it is,” the pop star says. “You just have to accept that. If I were to overthink that, it would affect me.”