4D Human Being Podcast

EP8: Asking Permission vs Begging Forgiveness

July 10, 2019 Season 1 Episode 8
4D Human Being Podcast
EP8: Asking Permission vs Begging Forgiveness
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4D Human Being Podcast
EP8: Asking Permission vs Begging Forgiveness
Jul 10, 2019 Season 1 Episode 8
4D Human Being
In this episode Philippa and Katie discuss Grace Hopper’s famous axiom: “It’s better to beg forgiveness than ask permission.” Is it really better to beg forgiveness?
Show Notes

In this episode Philippa and Katie discuss Grace Hopper’s famous axiom:  “It’s better to beg forgiveness than ask permission.” Is it really better to beg forgiveness? The advantages to acting first apologising later, are that it encourages autonomy, creativity and innovative thinking. However, it can also lead to egotistic and self-centred behaviour. In contrast, asking for permission can be limiting, slow and frustrating. Yet, it's also a behaviour that considers the wider impact of one’s actions. How can we hold this paradox and operate from both of these value sets, in order to better serve ourselves, our loved ones and our wider communities?