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Meet Matthew. He’s a lifelong learner.

Matthew is 31 years old and learned to rewire a motorbike in his free time.

He started tinkering with machines when he was in kindergarten. Matthew wanted to know how things worked so he pulled apart broken appliances.

Last year, he bought a second-hand motorbike. A month later it started having some electrical issues. Matthew started to investigate how he could fix the problem by watching tutorials on YouTube and getting a hand from his father-in-law, who also likes restoring motorbikes.

In the future, Matthew would like to learn how to rebuild a motor so he can restore his first ever motorbike, which is over 40 years old. “It saves me money and I just like learning new stuff”, he says.

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