Monday, March 25, 2013

Take a chance......

On Saturday night I had dinner with a small group of friends - or soon to be friend in the case of one of the individuals.  After a conversation about the good and the bad of having expectations towards others he suggested I watch a TED talk video by Brene Brown called The Power of Vulnerability.
Tonight I watched the video.  It was eye opening, perhaps because I could see the truth of her words in my own life.  She posits that vulnerability is the birthplace of joy, happiness, and all good things.  She also says, that to avoid being vulnerable we numb ourselves to the pain.  The only problem is when we numb the pain we also numb the joy.  Watch the video and tell me what you think!  Is it true in your life??


2 comments:

Stephanie said...

I love Brene Brown! She's fantastic! I'm glad she's gained another fan. :)

Emily Geddes said...

I recently read her book "Daring Greatly" that's all about vulnerability, why we need to be vulnerable, how to be vulnerable. And, like you mentioned, I could see a lot of what she was saying in my life. Here's my review on goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/459198054