Damian Light: Young Innovators Collective’s website launches today. What were some challenges you faced as a young person heading into the world?

I think one the greatest challenge I experienced was people judging me based on my age – you’re too young, you can’t do that. Age should never be a barrier to success. People so easily confuse age with experience. I know many people who are much older than I, who have very little experience or knowledge. And I know people much younger than me who have both in excess! Never let someone tell you you’re too young (or too old) – age should not stop anyone from doing anything.

Challenge everything but listen and learn (sometimes the current way is the best way).

– Damian Light, United Future

You can visit the Young Innovators Collective website at http://www.yic.org.nz