Not Your Average Operator, Ep: 009 – Childhood Influences
Childhood influences are powerfully significant because they drive our paths into adulthood, but similarly help shape our perspective of the world and our role in it. The boys, with their special guest, COL (R) Kelly Hines, discuss their own personal childhood influences. In doing so, they realize the uncanny similarities that they all shared which seemed to have thrust them into military service. Melon unlayers the benefits of structured and unstructured lifestyles for children, because he witnessed the massive benefits in that healthy balance in his own life. Highlighting the advantages of letting kids resolve conflict on their own among their peers. Not surprisingly, sports who’s core tenets revolved around teamship were the only sports that drew their attention for all four of the guys. Kelly Hines discusses how his success in almost any endeavor was by applying the enlightened approach of learning what not to do. His father being one of his biggest contributors to that philosophy. Mike sought counsel in his path to Special Operations and witnessed calm in the face of panic in the morning of 9/11 from the most unlikely of agents, his government and world culture teachers. Finally, Raf shares the ironic dark twist in the first significant role model, where he gleans his early years of leadership training by a Boy Scout troop leader who unfortunately succumbed to twisted antisocial behavior and was subsequently imprisoned. These are just some of the stories you’ll hear on this episode.
Please share with us who your childhood influences were, and a pointed story on how they paved the path into adulthood.
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