In this TEDx talk Chris Guillebeau talks about “writing your own permission slip.” That’s what makes his talk — filled with crocs, killer whales, and his volunteer work in Africa — super-relevant to hacking.
Benevolent hacking requires each hacker to face your fears and write your own permission slip to take the leap into forbidden innovation. As Chris says “at some point, if you’re going to overcome your fears, you have to come up on the stage…you have to become a believer and not a cynic. At some point you have to step forward.”
As he concludes, “A lot of us live our lives out of fear of what other people think. We’re waiting for someone to give us permission to live our lives.”
Write your own permission slip! Give yourself permission to hack the problems and barriers that are preventing you from doing your best.