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The Power of Vulnerability

Now a days, we all are dealing with anxieties, insecurities, vulnerability. Vulnerability, to me, was a four-letter word which means weakness but then, I came across Brené Brown's (She is a research professor at the University of Houston and the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers) empowering TED Talk, "The Power of Vulnerability." And let me tell you, it was a game-changer for me and will definitely help others.


Brené shared her personal stories, research and findings, and the wisdom she gained through her own vulnerability, her honest reaction on shame and vulnerability had been somewhere deep within us. Her research revealed that connection and disconnection are two sides of the same coin, which will help us to confront our own fear of intimacy. Like, was I so busy creating the perfect image that I started ignoring my strong connections?

Brene Brown Ted talk

Her definition of vulnerability is not WEAKNESS but "uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure" which we all can resonate with. She also shared that vulnerability can also mean the birthplace of joy, creativity, and connection. She motivated us to share our stories, as it will not only connect us with others but also help us to discover ourselves. Sharing our vulnerabilities helps us in finding strength, connection, and understanding. She helps us to get the courage to remove the armor we often wear to protect ourselves from judgment, criticism, and rejection. By doing so, we open ourselves up to a world of genuine connection.


In Conclusion, Brené TED talk guides us to live our life wholeheartedly. Her call to action was a gut punch. She tells us that together, we should let go of the masks, and embrace the cracks in our armor, as that's where the light gets in. And, we should welcome ourselves to a space where vulnerability is not only accepted but celebrated – where imperfection is the very essence of our collective strength.


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Surabhi Jalan

Batch 2023-2025

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