The word “learning” still sparks a very traditionalist image in most minds, one that is associated with young students in classrooms. But we know that learning doesn’t stop at any specific age. The world changes so fast — learning is our most important ability for thriving.
Meet Chase - a content creator, design student, and college dropout based out of Inglewood, California.
“Everyday I wake up. I ask, what am I trying to learn today?”
Besides being a full-time design student, Chase also enjoys:
Like most students in high-school, Chase was told that he needed to go to college and get a good job.
“I was fed a lie.”
When he got to college, Chase had a few key realizations:
But Chase understood that being educated well is more so about mindset than about a physical institution.
“As much as I talk down about the educational system, I am really, really passionate about learning. I am a student for life.”
He shares that his immersive learning environment takes form in different places, both physical and digital. For example, Chase has an actual learning corner in his kitchen where he puts up conversation notes, book excerpts, and scraps from articles.
He is also part of Edvo’s online learning community and talks about why collaborative learning is so important:
“I was fed this idea that entrepreneurship is lonely. So what excites me about this collaborative community was just that it's collaborative. That it’s normalizing learning together is and it's reframing what it means to be an entrepreneur, what it means to be a learner, what it means to be an employee, what it means to be a human.”
Chase shares why he found collaboration to be difficult initially:
As Chase put it, “In order for changes to be made, there's going to have to be a lot of unlearning and relearning and reframing.”
Take a moment and ask yourself: