Brené Brown, an author and researcher, gives us an interesting look into the subject of vulnerability. Her research began with a focus on shame – something we all know about – it can be brought to life with the question, “is there something about me that if other people know or see, I won’t be worthy of connection?” Brown’s exploration into shame generated unexpected insight into the topic of vulnerability. Specifically, how some people, referred to as the “wholehearted”, live with their vulnerability. As Brown explains, vulnerability can be the source of shame and guilt, but it is also the birthplace of joy, creativity, belonging and love. Her findings offer a compelling case for embracing vulnerability (rather than numbing or fighting against it).
Check out her talk – I think there’s a good chance you’ll find it interesting, maybe even personally meaningful.