🎙New Podcast Episode With Kyle Pearce. He is the founder of DIY Genius and an experiential learning designer, digital business educator and runs educational nature retreats.
Once upon a time, a traveler happened upon a snake in the road. As it was a cold day in the middle of winter, the snake was nearly frozen and nearly dead.
Taking pity on one of God’s creatures, the traveler picked up the snake and put it under his heavy coat, hoping the warmth of his body might save the poor animal.
After only a half-mile he could feel the snake stirring under his coat. He smiled, for perhaps his gesture may have saved it. Then he felt a sharp pain. He grabbed the snake and threw it on the ground. In just seconds he could feel the poison seeping through his body.
He looked down at the snake in bewilderment. “Why did you bite me,” he asked the snake. “I saved your life.” The snake shrugged its tiny shoulders and replied, “I’m a snake.”
We’re all young and naive at some point, and in the past I trusted people in ways I shouldn’t have. Still to this day, I have a hard time reconciling with how evil and manipulative some people can be. The lesson here is snakes will tend to act like snakes no matter what you expect them to be like and they will act like snakes no matter how wonderful your intentions.
Despite the numerous experiences I’ve had as detailed in my book
, I still approach those with an open-heart and open-mind. Now, I admit it can be a blurry line between judging someone and following your intuitions, so I’ll leave you with an old Russian Proverb, Доверяй, но проверяй; Trust
, but verify.
🍺 to a great week ahead!