Tag: vulnerability

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Dick Cheney is a Human Being

This is Dick Cheney on 9/11/2001.  When I look into his eyes, I see fear, confusion, and the weight of overwhelming responsibility.  It’s easy to say, “He is a human who suffers just like I suffer,” but it’s also easy to forget. This photo is my reminder:  Dick Cheney is a human being.  He suffers …

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Vulnerability and the Creation of “Scattered Themes”

A few weeks ago, I listened to this wonderful conversation between Krista Tippett and Brené Brown on “On Being” about the courage inherent in vulnerability.  Vulnerability is often seen as weakness or naiveté, but Brown makes a convincing case that allowing yourself to become vulnerable belies strength and presence, and that vulnerability is the common denominator of a …