Grow Big Always with Sam Lawrence 

 

DEPENDENCE

  1. Live around your work
  2. True love for one 
  3. Science is a fact
  4. Organized religion 
  5. The education system 
  6. Manufactured food 
  7. Commerce focused
  8. Drugs cure  
  9. Navigate networks
  10. Urban
  11. Formulaic sex 
  12. Nuclear families
  13. Old age facilities
  14. Standardized culture
  15. Others feed you 
  16. Buy imagination

INDEPENDENCE

  1. Work around your life
  2. Different love for many  
  3. Science is a test
  4. Personal spirit 
  5. Self-directed learning
  6. Native diet 
  7. Connection focused 
  8. Drugs expand
  9. Belong to communities
  10. Remote
  11. Curious sex 
  12. Infinite shapes
  13. Aging-in-place
  14. Self improvement 
  15. You feed yourself
  16. Create imagination

We are born into other people's operating systems. They're meant to  provide us easy answers to how things "are," so we don't have to think. Our cooperation funds the the top of each institution. We learn how to follow these scripts as kids. By the time we're adults we accept those institutionalized ideas as fact. They claim us as "dependents." Before you know it, your precious biological clock has been spent following narratives meant to keep you in the marching band and you die playing someone else's song. 

The first half of my life I was a disciple. I followed templated, well-worn points of view and found myself completely empty. I knew I wanted change but life doesn't give you optional song sheets when you want to be your own drummer.  

After learning a bit about un-schooling for kids, I thought, "hey, adults should approach learning the same way. Starting with me." That's why I started the Grow Big Always podcast. To learn.

I reached out to the smartest, most interesting minds across a super-diverse range of topics to see if they'd share their work. People who also marched to their own drummer. Who didn't just accept and blind copy other people's narratives. My hope was they could help me see alternate realities and in doing so, grow way beyond where I would have normally ended up.

Hopefully, listening to them helps you puncture your assumptions, too.  To become independent. So that you can be a bug rather than a plug-in. Because, it will take all of us to reboot the world. 


This show is for you. I welcome suggestions, your own stories and guest recommendations. Feedback keeps me going -- otherwise podcasting is pretty lonely, so bring it on. I'll do my best to answer every note I get (but please be patient).

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