A wonderfully insightful talk by musician Amanda Palmer where she speaks about the importance and effectiveness of asking for help. She mentions the usual psychological obstacles which might prevent persons from asking for aid, such as fear, shame or even a misguided sense of fairness. Rather than simply demanding that her fans pay for her music, Palmer highlights the value of connecting with people, trusting them and allowing them to support their passions.
In this talk Brene Brown discusses the power of vulnerability. She examines the significance of “worthiness” and claims that this trait is the primary difference between persons who have a strong sense of belonging and those who struggle to make social connections. Brown argues that persons with a deep sense of worthiness have the courage to be imperfect, the compassion to be kind to themselves as well as others, connection as a result of authenticity, and… they fully embrace vulnerability.
- Do You Numb Yourself with TV, Internet, Work or Food? (psychcentral.com)
- 3 Myths about Vulnerability (psychcentral.com)