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JaeHun Shin

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Is the vulnerabilty thing to overcome or thing to accept?

Vulnerabilty is the common issue that most people are struggling for.

I, also, have tried to deal with my vulnerability effectively by overcoming it but the more I tried, the more I failed. Everytime I failed, I put myself in more vulnerable position.

Then, I thought the vulnerability might not be something that you should overcome but something that you should accept. But, at this point, I wonder what the word "accept" means. Is it really possible to accept my vulnerability? Do you think you can live happily embracing your vulnerability?

I will appreciate if you share your way of thinking about vulnerability.
Thank you:)

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    Jan 10 2012: JaeHun Shin,
    You might find this TED talk interesting: Brene Brown - The Power of Vulnerability http://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability.html

    I don't percieve vulnerability as something to be "overcome", because as Brene points out in her talk, vulnerability is powerful, when we recognize it in our "self". Yes, it is possible to accept and appreciate vulnerability, and yes, we can live very happily embracing vulnerability. Part of the power of vulnerability is being authentic, and that begins with being authentic with ourselves. We cannot be honestly authentic and vulnerable with others, unless we know and understand that in our "self".

    Edit:
    I notice that you posted the Brene Brown talk under related topics...good choice:>)
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      Jan 11 2012: Mrs. Steen, thank you for your recommendation on the lecture!

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