You might be thinking to yourself, "I have done just fine living a safe vulnerability-free life, thank you very much. Now, kindly *bleep* off."
But hold on a sec, you haven't read the whole story. There are unfortunately large consequences to living a life void of vulnerability.
Before we go any further, let's be clear on what being vulnerable actually means. Author and vulnerability researcher, Brene Brown, defines vulnerability as "uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure."
I know those things are scary.
But let me ask you this - can you love someone without being emotionally exposed? Can you follow your dreams without risk? Is it possible to be certain that your children will always be safe?
No, but are those things Worth It?
You bet your ass they are.
It is true, sometimes we are vulnerable and it backfires. But if we live our lives hidden, scared, and quiet we miss out on the best parts of being human - Joy, love, and connection.
So yeah, I think it's worth it.