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  Los Angeles, CA


  High school

  Some 4-year college

  Foreign Language

Mark Wang     age 26
Why I'm Here:
- to find a mentor or coach (please contact me!)
- to connect with other self-directed learners in my area

My Biggest Current Interests & Projects:
- I'm interested in the EDM industry in America and would like to explore my options in succeeding in it. Like many other kids, I'm currently producing my own tracks and songs since it's the only option I know.

I feel that college education has drifted away from the true nature of learning. We have to learn things that we don't have the passion for (yet) in a very short time from professors who don't even care about us. Even if you learn something from class, what you learn doesn't always apply to the exams given thus damaging your GPA and making it more difficult to get a job. In the end, the purpose of going to college is only to get the grades while missing the value of learning.

I'm a junior at a university in California. Though I've been able to maintain a 3.0 GPA, I feel betrayed by my college because in the end I don't remember what I've learned over the past three years in college. I've been using my short term memory to memorize terms, formulas, numbers, dates, and other facts that I don't use in real life. In the end, all I learn in college is how to memorize things in order to get good grades, not to learn about the world and how to utilize my knowledge so I can become the person I want to be in the future.

I have a huge interest in music, philosophy, and foreign language. I have been playing music since I was three years old and haven't stopped until now. I'm able to play the guitar as if it's a second nature to me and still learning how to play the piano. I also love philosophy because I like to think for myself instead of being told what to think. I am an independent thinker who likes to form my own opinion on everything. However, I am drawn into the philosophies of great philosophers like Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Confucius, Buddha, and George Carlin. I like how they were able to come up with their philosophies on life and want to learn to think like them. I also love foreign language. I'm fluent in both English and Indonesian and able to speak a little Japanese. I love making friends with people from around the world and foreign language enables me to connect with people internationally.

In the future I want to do something big in music. Probably a big producer, an event organizer, or a CEO of my own company which will be related to music (radio, apps, label, or anything). However, I feel that what I've learned in college for three years doesn't prepare me to do what I want in the future. Besides, I only learn how to get good grades by sucking up to the professors and being temporarily nice to my classmates who I don't even talk to the next semester just for the sake of helping me to get my grade. I have a dream, but my college only prepares me to become a good corporate slave.

I am seeking mentoring in applying knowledge to real life problems and situations. I may know when Charlemagne was born, how Christianity actually began, or what happened to GE when they entered China, but I don't know how these can make me reach my goals. I'm looking for applicable and practical knowledge that can lead me to become the person I want to be in the future.

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