Vulnerability is key for happiness?! | Video

2012.08.10 Fri

Let me ask you this question before we go into the main topic.

“Did you know that vulnerability is the key for happiness in life?”

Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate Collage of Social Work. She has spent the past ten years studying vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame. She spent the first five years of her decade-long study focusing on shame and empathy, and is now using that work to explore a concept that she calls Wholeheartedness.

In this presentation, she talks about embracing vulnerability as a person and be comfortable about it. Here are the main points she mentions in this video.

1) Embrace your vulnerability
2) Be open about your vulnerability
3) Be as you are

She also mentions about how we escape from vulnerability by running for food, alcohol, and drugs to become “numb” about all the hard feelings, but that leads us becoming numb for joy, gratitude, and happiness. Also, some religions tend to relieve people by changing uncertainty into certainty.

That been said, she concludes that we should make our vulnerability open to others in order to embrace vulnerability and truly believe in yourself and be confident.

It is very hard to admit your weaknesses or learn how you are or how people are but there is something we all should keep in mind. “everyone is not perfect”.

Brené Brown Official Website:

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