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He knows first-hand that young people can have a tendency to take the easy route rather than challenge themselves. “You will never have more energy than you do at this phase in your life," Lerner said, "so be the exception, push yourself, see how much you can bear. A year of resolve at 18 will buy you five years of freedom at 60. Extra effort now feeds compounding growth, while laziness invites the natural process of decay.”

The decision links back to Lerner’s favorite class at UH, the Human Situation, specifically Professor Charlie Scott’s discussion section. “It was the first class where I ever realized I had a unique voice in this world that could be accepted and respected by people, if I worked hard to develop it." Lerner said some view his business as an alternative to establishment education, but as a high school dropout, he knows college is an important tool to prepare for a variety of future challenges and careers.