Being vulnerable is far harder than it sounds. When we think of being vulnerable, we often associate vulnerability with pain or feeling uncomfortable.

Why then would we want to be more vulnerable? On the surface and in isolation it doesn’t make sense…

I came across this talk while reading one of my favourite blogs, Farman Street. The piece is title “Is Vulnerability a Choice?”. The opening line “Being vulnerable is not a choice. It’s a reality of living. What we do with that vulnerability can either open doors to deeper connection, or throw up walls that stifle growth and fulfilment”, immediately grabbed my attention and led me to think deeply.

Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston back in 2011 (still highly relevant to life today), she shared a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. It’s a talk that is well worth a share, especially considering the growth of the digital world.

That’s a wrap for this week’s TED Talk, I hope you enjoyed it and it gave you some food for thought.

Watching TED Talks is a popular pastime at CN&CO. We visit regularly to clear our heads, have a laugh or get inspired. TED Talks open our minds, spark new ways of thinking and can lead to some very interesting conversations. Each week we pick a favourite and publish it on a Tuesday, because we like how “TED Talk Tuesday” sounds. It’s also a way that the CN&CO team play their part on spreading ideas and helping to make the world a better place. Check out a few of the other TED Talk Tuesday picks HERE, you never know what you may learn…

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