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Why I go to Penn State.
Hey everyone. It's me, Ron, again. Something you may not know about me is that I am currently a full-time student at Penn State University. I know that the title of this blog may be a stretch, but the same work ethic and dedication that people with good grades apply to their studies can be applied to nearly anything in life to create positive results. That is something I really believe.
As you all probably know, I have my own business, Rise Above Entertainment. This, combined with everything I do with bike riding leaves a lot of my friends asking "why do you go to college"? I see their logic, college is thought to be a place where people go to train themselves for a career, and I already have one. But I don't see college that way.
I love to learn. In high school I learned how to design and fabricate metal and I used those skills to build the ramps that my teams ride. I learned math and that has helped me make the team work as a business. I learned how to write and speak effectively and that has helped me to write all the literature for this site as well as become a skilled event announcer. Inspiration can come from anywhere and skills you learn today can be applied to a limitless number of things tomorrow. Actually, little of what has made my team, or my "career" as a professional bike rider work has had anything to do with what tricks I can perform. I simply do that end of things because I enjoy it.
Truth be told, I want to accomplish many, many things in my life and a great education can be applied to all of them, BMX included. Like everyone, I want more opportunity than what I currently have and I believe that it lies, at least partially, in me continuing my education. I want more experience with a wider range of skills. I want to constantly challenge myself mentally and physically in order to give myself new perspectives on old practices. I want to learn about everything that I can.
So why do I go to college, even though I have my own business? I love to learn and challenge myself because since I was a poor kid in Michigan those have been the only things that have consistently excelled me to new heights in life and I'm aiming for the stars. I encourage anyone reading this to do the same.