“When I grow up I want to be happy, just like I am now.” – Logan LaPlante

In this inspiring 11-minute video, mature-beyond-his-years teenager, Logan LaPlante, takes the TEDx Talks stage to explain why he thinks youth should be taught to be happy and healthy, and how “hacking” his education to follow his dream is helping him do just that.

And with over 270,000 views on YouTube since his talk was published in February, we think he’s on the right path to inspiring other people to do the same.

We’re beyond impressed by this youngster’s ambition and balanced perspective of the world. How about you?