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The Privilege of Self-Actualization | Dan Perea | TEDxSantaBarbara
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Added Sep 21, 2016
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Through story, spoken word, and musical performance, Dan Perea explores paths to becoming the fully realized version of yourself: your passions evident, your talents honed, and the ability to possess a fulfillment that exists
within, regardless of what's going on "outside".

Dan Perea is a singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and software engineer in Santa Barbara, CA. He has toured the country as a traveling musician, performed as a solo artist, in various local groups, all while writing and producing songs in a wide range styles

Dan became passionate about both music and engineering at a young age and began designing and developing websites professionally at the age of 14. Musically, he started as a drummer, and then moved on to singing and songwriting, learning guitar, bass, and piano along the way. Dan spent five years after high school writing music and touring the country with a traveling band singing and playing bass. He finally fulfilled a dream by moving to Santa Barbara in 2008, where he attended UCSB and earned a degree in Communication and Marketing. He also received the Technology Entrepreneurship Certificate from the School of Engineering at UCSB and was awarded the “Young Innovator Scholarship” for his prowess in innovatio

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