Learning is the most amazing journey because the more I learn about the world around me the more I appreciate the beauty and wonder within it, as well as understand why the ugly parts exist and how to bring an end to them. The best thing about this journey is that it never really ends, there is always something new out there to know an understand. Music to me is important because it provides a great outlet for enjoyment. I get to let my mind wander, meet new people and connect with them through the mutual appreciation of somebody's art. I see surfing in the same way as music, it's a way to let loose and clear my mind. I have never felt calmer than sitting on my board on a weekend right before sunset, everything seems to come to a standstill and my mind is no longer racing. I think that music and surfing are what really keep me in check when everything else seems to be getting to overwhelming, they are a way to get me to take a step back, really clear my mind of all the clutter, and start back up with a fresh perspective. All of these pursuits combined have also reshaped why I pursue technology and understanding over the years, when I first started really going after software and robotics it was purely because I thought it was the coolest thing ever and I wanted to share this with the world, but as I have gotten deeper into the field I have shifted to realizing that technology can really be the greatest force for good, so many people have tremendous adversity that they have to overcome each day and technology can make that a reality as long as somebody with the knowledge looks to bring about that change. So much of the industry is focused on giving solutions to problems people do not really have, and I think we should really be looking to fix what is broken so that everybody can benefit from better quality of life.