Beach Walk 149 – Free 2 B U and Me

What would you do today if you didn’t need someone else’s permission or approval?

About Today’s Show

Today, I realized a very simple thing: with video camera in tow, I am emboldened to walk up to people and start up conversations that previously, I refrained from. Producing Beach Walks has inspired me reach out and actually get to know more people in my own community. It occurs to me that many of us hold ourselves back – from adventure, from curiosity, from connections, from wearing a bikini (!) because of a generic problem: only certain people are allowed to do certain things.

What would you do today if you didn’t need someone else’s (or heaven forbid, “society’s”) permission or approval?

Hawaiian words
ʻAe: permission

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  1. I have feeling that we might need to stop ourselves first! There maybe somethings that we may want to do, but that doesnt mean we should.. after all, what feels right to our own sensations right now, may not be fair or right on other people – and feeling can pass. And i’m not sure we can pretend to live in isolation from the world and the effect we have… that being said, a bit of bravery in the right situation ia not a bad thing to practice. :)

  2. Yes I agree. Life often does have consequences. One of the more confusing theings in my life is learning who and waht I am responsible to/for as compared to others (people, places, things!) who may try to convince me that I owe them something. At the end of the day, I believe we are all safe, and that even if I make a really big mess, I can also clean it up. And have learned something/experienced something in the process. But that’s just me, and indeed others might benefit from exercising a little restraint now and then. :-)

  3. I’ve probably quoted it before, but there are some words said by a better man than me, that I find a nice reminder to consider how I interact with the world around me (and wonder if there are a lot of people out there that could think a bit more before they act) – the words act more as a guide than a rule of thumb: “Our every word, deed and thought, no matter how slight or inconsequential it may seem, has an effect not only on ourselves, but on all others too.” I find it a simple but helpful thing to consider that even the little things can effect other people… I guess that, for me, there are times and places to act.

  4. I’m creeped out to see that you were filming at the same time as my Jr. Lifeguarding class was that day! Even more weirded out to see myself on your podcast. Yikes!