Grow Big Always with Sam Lawrence
Science is a fact
The education system
Live around your work
True love for “the one”
Old age facilities
Black or white
Science is a test
Work around your life
Belong to communities
Different love for many
Infinite family shapes
Increase well being
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 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 unlearn.
I reached out to the smartest, most interesting people across a super-diverse range of topics to see if they'd share their work— people who also marched to their own drummer and 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).