A 20-year old millennial who broke free from college to pursue his dreams of transforming the educational system.
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Topic: Just a Thought
June 20, 2017
Hello, I am Keshav Narula and I dropped out of college. I came this to this country with goals and ambitions of changing the world and creating the future I wanted for myself.
I came to Silicon Valley in 2014 to attend SJSU to study Computer Science. But after 3 years of "education" I realized that I needed to part ways from a system that limited my potential; I wanted to break free for this education system and spend time working on projects and problems I was passionate about solving!
Check out my Why I dropped out of college article on Medium that goes in-depth about my decision of dropping out and why right now is the best time to do so.
Growing up, I had an eye for design. I won multiple competitions in sketching, but I discovered my passion for Astronomy and Physics during the end of my freshman year of college.
It was during a phase I was battling self-confidence and solitude and my medium to escape reality was to look at the stars at night and ponder about human existence, which is how I became interested in Metaphysics.
As I progressed in my entrepreneurial journey, I re-discovered my talent in art by a different means. Instead of sketching, my creative ability translated to designing User Interfaces and User Experiences. And being in Silicon Valley, I fell in love with the startup culture.
Outside of work-related activities, I enjoy playing guitar, love playing basketball, enjoying reading books. Currently, I am reading Linchpin by Seth Godin. I'm also trying to expand my arsenal and learn how to speak Spanish.
I had the opportunity to attend a tech event at Google and I didn't miss out on the opportunity to ask a Senior Engineer at Google about the value of a college degree. To which, he said:
A degree only shows you are committed to finish something. If you could show that through your projects or startup that brings real value to others, that’s more impressive than sitting in a class and memorizing algorithms.
And then the decision was made. Now I'm pursing my dream of reforming the educational system, not for myself, but for all those immigrant parents that sacrificed their lives for their kids to have a better life.