Do I own my experience because I lived it? What happens when I write a story only to find other people are embroiled in my adventure? This article began innocently as an autoethnographic account of experiential learning on an Outward Bound course nearly ten years ago. It was complicated by a co-participant’s bravery that eclipsed my own. At that point my writing ceased and formal ethics approval was sought to gain consent to record and write the other’s story into this article. The article records two different versions of acting with integrity: one person followed instructions while the second refused. [Note to the reader: do not read this paper if you plan to go to Outward Bound. Do the Outward Bound course yourself. If you are curious about Outward Bound, never read about it as it will disrupt your own personal experience. It did mine.]
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