Rebel Stories

Eric Pennington

A man of change working to change the world.

What has been your most notable rebel accomplishment or experience?

I grew up and worked in safe and predictable environments, where getting along and doing what was safe was extolled. I discovered my authentic (the one given to me at birth) mission at 40 and I am pursuing it now, despite the great odds against me. My rebel wiring has been a significant help in keeping me going.

When did you first realize that you are a rebel?

When I couldn’t shut-up in the face of a wrong/problem that needed to be addressed.

What advice do you wish someone had given you earlier in your career?

You’re a rebel and never forget it! Let that be your lens and you’ll be able to dance with life.

What is your favorite rebel characteristic?

Healthy, passionate discontent.

What’s your favorite question?

Why not, why can’t we?

What one clue tells you you’re effecting positive change?

When I can look people in the eyes and see hope.

What do you think it’s most important for people to understand about rebels?

We’re not trying to wreck the ship and we care enough to not let the ship run aground.

What’s your one word piece of advice for rebels?

Care

What’s your one word piece of advice for non-rebels?

Openness

Where do you think rebels are most needed today?

Large organizations that have the right systems and care.

Who is your favorite rebel from the past 100 years?

Thomas Edision

What’s the one thing you should never say to a rebel?

We have to accept things as they are.

 

 

Comments

  1. Carmen says:

    Florence, Pat: Thanks so much for including your story here. I means a lot to me and Lois and it is such a powerful story. I absolutely love paying attention to what you pay attention to and letting people know that rebels do not like to repeat themselves. So maybe we can get Eric to submit his story next!!

    Thanks again.

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