Vulnerability The New Cool


So while being vulnerable had always been perceived as a sign of weakness it seems conveying your hardships is really cool these days. More so than ever before.

Perhaps it’s this deeper understanding of it not being cool for so long that has made it’s way to the fore. Everyone’s talking about showing your weaknesses now.

As an emotional sign and someone who understands the need and lack of emotional intelligence (click on the link to read my post on emotional intelligence) in our world in my world it’s always been the case.

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Only the weak will feel weak by showing weakness.

Showing weakness is an sign of exceptional strength.

You’re vulnerable. You’re out there for the world to see.

And it’s not always easy showing your weaknesses. People are apt to judge far quicker then they are able to process and empathize.

On the other hand those who judge are many times triggered by your strength in showing weakness and may start to get a little wobbly in the knees, fearing their own weaknesses may be exposed.

It’s really what it boils down to.

Brene Brown in ‘Daring Greatly’shares –

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause;who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.”

Check out her viral talk on TedX about vulnerability. November 9, 2019


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