I recorded this episode based on a story someone once related to me about her post high school goals being ‘restricted’ by her family and cultural traditions. In other words, people ‘like her’ didn’t do certain things, or more accurately, could only do certain things. There were only so many career choices, or partner choices, or even the kinds of cars she could drive.
Like many things I simultaneously appreciate and despise this notion. On the one hand, traditions are important and how else are they conserved if they are not taught? As a lover of bluegrass music I get the tradition thing. It’s important to know where you came from and who invented the three-finger banjo roll *(Earl Scruggs). On the other hand, the next generation should absolutely not be carbon copies of us and things must necessarily change. If there’s anything we know about life is that change is a certainty (see Charles Darwin).
So having that knowledge, and experience in both of those worlds, I have a lot to say about dreams. I hope you enjoy.
Short 30 second preview here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1734618976738493
Full Episode post here: https://chrisburcher.com/2020/08/26/preview-episode-18-dream-bigger/