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Episode 97: Scott Schimmel on Future Mistake—Listening to ‘Them’


This episode explores the desire for acceptance and support in decision-making, particularly career and life choices. Scott shares a personal story of deviating from expectations and the fear of rejection that comes with it. The importance of understanding cultural boundaries and the impact they have on individual choices is discussed. The episode concludes with a call to action for listeners to share their own stories.


  • Nobody wants to experience rejection and seeks acceptance and support in decision-making processes.
  • Understanding cultural boundaries and the values of one's community is crucial in navigating personal choices.
  • It is important to differentiate between seeking approval and living autonomously.
  • Sharing personal stories and experiences can help others navigate their own paths.

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