046: Systems, values, and learning from the military

May 18, 2018 by Joshua
in Podcast

Why do people who haven’t tried it call not flying impossible, yet it was just as challenging for me and I find it one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.

Being in a system without realizing it makes it easy to confuse that system’s values with your own or with absolute reality. What looks impossible is just impossible within that system.

To change, it’s easier to exit the system first so you don’t feel constrained by its constraints.

We were born to some strong systems that make not flying look impossible but not flying is simple. You’re probably not flying right now.

I present a couple cases—one simple, the other complex and expensive—that illustrate what happens when you’re trapped in a system versus when you free yourself from it.

Here are some links about General Paul Van Riper and the Millennium Challenge 2002

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