1-1-1: On Venting, admitting Mistakes & the Thai Cave Rescue Operation
“Venting doesn’t extinguish the flame of anger; it feeds it” - Originals, Adam Grant and Sheryl Sandberg
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We all hate that person who says “I told you so” when they turn out to be right about something. But let’s admit it… We love to gloat and say the same when we are right. However, are we ever ready to accept it when we are wrong?
I talked a little bit about what is perhaps a better response when you are right versus when you are wrong. Hoping this one will definitely give you some food for thought!
Have you read about the Thai Cave Rescue? At the end of June 2018, a junior association football team was trapped in the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in northern Thailand. Unexpected rains flooded the cave and the team was pushed further into the cave. Due to the cave structure and the narrowed bits, it was dubbed an almost impossible rescue mission.
In this gripping episode of A Slight Change of Plans, Dr Maya Shankar talks to Dr Richard “Harry” Harris, an anesthesiologist and expert cave diver who was part of this fearless rescue team.
With the entire world watching and the belief of the people trapped inside, the pressure under which the rescue team had to perform this operation was immense. The true heroes though, according to Harry, were not the rescue divers but the children, for their sheer resilience and positivity showcased in the two harrowing weeks it took to rescue them.
Listen to this to witness the power of human resilience!