The 5UP  (Five Minutes Up) program at Colorado Academy is a series of talks with the goal of featuring voices of our community in a shortened TED talk set up. Each series of talks includes a student, a representative from the faculty or staff, and a speaker from our larger community. In this episode of 5UP, Eric Bear, class of 2018, speaks about the importance of adaptability, resilience, and independence in learning to live on his own in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the age of 16 in his presentation: “Find Your Compass.”