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Connection, Shame & Vulnerability

This is a wonderful TED talk by Brene Brown that I think everyone should see (maybe more than once!):

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2 Responses to “ Connection, Shame & Vulnerability ”

  1. Larry on November 5th, 2011 11:51 am

    Helpful insights on vulnerability and its relationship to control, blaming others to avoid blaming self, having the courage to be imperfect, risking “connection,” which is the most fundamental emotional need. “Let ourselves be seen, deeply seen,” but by whom? Those closest, and/or those farthest away?

  2. Larry on November 5th, 2011 12:01 pm

    Paradox of a researcher wanting to be authentic by being herself, trying to let go of a scientist’s purpose: “control and predict.” Authenticity needed for connection, and connection is most fundamental emotional need. But authenticity leads to vulnerability, and vulnerability raises issues of shame. “Let ourselves be seen, deeply seen.” “What makes me vulnerable makes me lovable.”

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