Brene Brown: The power of vulnerability

“Brene Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.”

I love TED-talks, and watch several of them per week. This one hits close to home.

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  1. Gitte says:

    This makes a lot of sense – some of my happiest and greatest moments happened because I let myself take a chance that made me vulnerable. Entering the European Championship for instance. Or kissing the boy I had a huge crush on. I felt insecure and there were no guarantuees – yet I ended up with a bronze medal and a wonderful boyfriend. Of course all attempts can’t be successful, but you never win if you never try.

  2. Gitte says:

    In karate – competition sparring/kumite. I feel a bit stupid mentioning it front of others, I don’t want to seem like a selfcentered person, but I thought it was a good example of vulnerability leading to a great sense of achievement.

    (Btw, I was a bit inaccurate in the first comment – it was the Junior European Championships. The European Championships for seniors holds a much higher level since you are not divided into age divisions.)

    • Sushi Bird says:

      Wow, that is so incredibly cool! And mentioning good things you have done in your life have nothing to do with self-centered, no? At least I don’t think so.

  3. tippi+ella says:

    I loved this, I might have to repost it at some point. Can you recommend any other good TED-talks? I have been to the website a few times but am always overwhelmed because I don’t really know what I’m looking for. 😉

    • Sushi Bird says:

      I loved her talk as well, it really hit home with me, I was sobbing and nodding my head and thinking that she is a damn cool woman. I have this huge bookmarked library of TED-talks, everything from information about female orgasms (that sounds far kinkier than what the talk actually was – it was scientific and cool) to savants to hoarding. I will try to post my favorite TED-talks to my blog here when I have time to sort through my bookmarks, one of these days. I think my favorite TED-conference was the one about happiness – basically tons of talks about happiness – why people are happy, how to get happy, what keeps people from being happy etc. I think that all of these talks are on youtube as well.