At age 21, Ryan dropped out of college (eventually returning to graduate) to try to answer the question, “what do I want to be when I grow up?”

The quest for an answer brought him all over the world. From scuba diving in Honduras to battle rapping in Tokyo, Ryan began realizing that the question he was trying to answer wasn’t the right question to be asking. He discovered that there are a bunch of questions to ask and a ton of different answers. But the problem is, growing up, young people are never asked these questions and are still being encouraged to decide what to be when they grow up.

Ryan Porter is the author of the book “Make Your Own Lunch – How to Live an Epically Epic Life of Epicness” and founder of