About this episode

Why is it that sometimes when life looks most amazing, it often feels so…meh? Martha and Ro dig into the difference between a life that’s prescribed by culture, and one that we invent from our inner wild selves. Ro offers us the concept of a Wild INventure—an adventure we dream up from within, something thrilling and bold that is also uniquely our own. Instead of embarking on “adventures” that are really nothing but cultural consensus, we come to our senses and end up with the best possible experiences.

Show Notes

Why is it that sometimes when life looks most amazing, it often feels so… meh? 

In this episode, Martha and Ro dig into the difference between a life that’s prescribed by the culture, and one that we invent from our own wild selves. Sometimes even what we think of as adventure turns out to be just another cultural cliche. 

For Martha, this includes standing ovations and getting on the Oprah show. For Ro, it’s more along the lines of sweaty music festivals and discovering the delights of Kyrgyzstan as an intrepid backpacker.

Ro offers us the concept of a “Wild INventure”—an adventure we dream up from within, something both thrilling and bold that is also uniquely our own. Instead of embarking on “adventures” that are really nothing but cultural consensus, we come to our senses and end up with the best possible experiences.

Wild “inventures” are not just for big moments in our lives; we can live inventurously every day. As Helen Keller might have put it if she had somehow heard this podcast, “Life is either a daring inventure, or nothing.” 

Tune in to this episode and you’ll also hear talk of:

  • What some of our listeners are trying to figure out
  • The deeper cultural significance of the state of Maine
  • Why Mount Everest is lame

… And Martha and Ro FINALLY explain what the deal is with their relationship!

Questions? Comments? Trying to figure something out? Email us! podcast@marthabeck.com