The weird piece of advice I got as a kid

When I was younger my mum always encouraged me to wear clean underwear.


Was it to do with general hygiene?

Not quite…

The main reason was because of how I’d feel if I was knocked down by a bus, ended up in hospital, and was wearing dirty underwear.

Anyone else have a similar experience?

It got me thinking about how in life we sometimes follow the rules, or people’s advice, without always questioning the reason to do so.

In an increasingly VUCA world (one full of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity) let’s be careful we don’t rely on an old way of thinking based upon an outdated and no longer relevant paradigm of life.

My advice…

Stay curious. Challenge the status quo. Ask ‘Why do we do things that way?’

Oh, and a bonus piece of advice…

Be careful crossing the road, and wear clean underwear.

Until next time.


The SUMO Guy


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