Last season Twitter gifted me Reddy. This season’s Twitter gift is Luke Aymon, whom I connected with thanks to Reddy, who plays a lot with Eyal Shay (who’s podcast I guested), who in turn speaks a lot with Luke… and somewhere along those lines, mine and Luke’s paths crossed and we struck up a conversation. My hunch was that here’s a person whom I will enjoy being in conversation with, and my hunch proved correct!
Our two-hour meander took us into and through topics such as baby-sitting (have you ever considered what a weird word that is? Sitting the baby?), old timey radio announcer-playing, how games have changed from when Luke was small (not to mention when I was small…), to inbound marketing and the Inner Ethics Committee, to fungal treatments, risk analysis and the long arcs…
‘How do you set priorities that are not defined by something like money or resources, because that’s generally how things get done? How do you value something like a future that you don’t know if it will happen or not? I don’t know.’ ~Luke
At the risk of being labeled technology-averse or anti-development and inventions, I am getting more and more aware of the dangers of running ahead full speed. Risk assessment is not easy, especially if you are faced with something new. How to even know what questions are relevant to ask, to make an informed decision, using discernment, about what might or might not serve in the long run? Heck, even if it will serve in the short run can be tricky.
‘We try to fix everything. Maybe there is no fixing to be done?’ ~Helena
Living in a fix-it-culture I am reminded of the quote (uncertain attribution) Don’t just do something, stand there! It helps me breathe and hold back from immediate action, even in moments when I really want to step into fix-it-mode.
‘Part of the acceptance of what is, is accepting what is, rather than trying to fix it, rather than finding the cure or avoiding, which is also a type of fix.’ ~Helena
This, and much more tankespjärn, is awaiting you in this episode. Or so I hope at least!
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2 thoughts on “58. We try to fix everything. Maybe there is no fixing to be done? | with Luke Aymon”
Absolutely beautiful conversation, I enjoyed it. We need to prevent problems, when the world is focused on fixing them. Keep up the good work Helena. I love what you’re doing. There is so much to learn.
I am so happy to hear this resonated with you – I had such a lovely time with Luke!
And you are right… the prevention of problems is an interesting way of shifting the focus actually, I hadn’t even given that point of view much thought. But you are right!