Ami's Open Road
When you're 35, what you did or didn't do at 23 doesn't matter. There's a sense that everything you do now is really, really important, and it is. But it's not that important. You'll figure it out later.
- Born in Israel; grew up between Peru, Mexico, and Israel, speaking Hebrew, Spanish and English.
- After serving three years in the Israeli army, he came home and his family started pestering him to go to law school.
- He knew that wasn't his passion, and decided he needed to keep traveling to learn more about himself.
- He backpacked around South America; around this time, he realized that his goal in life was to connect everyone who wanted to work for a good cause.
- That bright idea came years ahead of the creation of the Internet, so it was put on the backburner while Dar took other jobs.
- At 30, he took his life savings and moved to New York City, optimistic that things would work out despite having no plan.
- Shortly afterwards, he was first introduced to the Web; he realized he'd finally found the means to properly connect people to nonprofits.
- Says there's no such thing as "wasting" time, but if something makes you happy, you shouldn't feel a need to stick around and see it through.