This was a fascinating, thought provoking 20 minute talk about vulnerability given by Brene Brown who studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong and love.
Here are some highlights:
- “Some people have a wholehearted sense of worthiness. These people have a strong sense of love and belonging because they believe that they are worthy of it.”
- “People with a wholehearted sense of worthiness have the courage to be imperfect, the compassion to be kind to themselves first then to others, a connection as a result of authenticity (they are willing to let go of who they think they should be in order to be who they are) and the ability to fully embrace vulnerability believing that what makes them vulnerable makes them beautiful.”
- “You can not selectively numb your emotions such vulnerability, shame and grief with out also numbing joy, gratitude and happiness.”