There is so much to recommend about both of the these TED Talks by research professor Brené Brown, who studies vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame. Very meaningful and very funny!
“There was only one variable that separated the people who have a strong sense of love and belonging and the people who really struggle for it. And that was, the people who have a strong sense of love and belonging believe they’re worthy of love and belonging. That’s it. They believe they’re worthy. . . . What do these people have in common? . . . [they are] whole-hearted people, living from this deep sense of worthiness . . . [they have] a sense of courage . . . they had the compassion to be kind to themselves first and then to others . . . and they were willing to let go of who they thought they should be in order to be who they were.”
Individuation, if you ask me.
“You know what the big secret about TED is? This is like the failure conference. You know why this place is amazing? Because very few people here are afraid to fail. And no one that gets on this stage as far as I’ve seen has not failed.”