“In other words, if we want our children to love and accept who they are, our job is to love and accept who we are.”
We can listen to the voices in our head that tell us we are no good, or we can live bravely. In Daring Greatly, a vulnerability researcher shows how we can embrace who we are and be authentic to the people around us. There is always going to be uncertainty in life, but each situation can be handled in a way where we can still be vulnerable.
A friend recommended Daring Greatly as a good book, so I added it to my to-read list. I did not have to wait long for the book to become available through my library’s Overdrive account. I didn’t realize it would be a highly researched book. It was nice to read an inspirational book that had the facts behind it.
Brene Brown first goes through the studies and research of vulnerability and then applies it to practical situations – relationships, work, schools and parenting. By being vulnerable, we can share our hearts in these situations and be authentic. I really liked how she shares personal stories along with her research. She also shares why we’re afraid to be vulnerable, what keeps us from being vulnerable (shame) and how men and women are vulnerable in different ways.
I would recommend this book to anyone high school age or older. It reads well and balances the facts and ideas. It definitely inspired me to look at ways I can be more vulnerable in my life.