Speaking on what she uncovered analysing hundreds of interviews, Brené Brown said in her informative and humorous TED talk:
‘Courage… it's from the Latin word "cor," meaning "heart" -- and the original definition was to tell the story of who you are with your whole heart.
… They fully embraced vulnerability. They believed that what made them vulnerable made them beautiful.’
As I am decoding qualitative interviews for my thesis on
‘How face mask wearing during COVID-19 impact individuals and social relations,
I realise the forces of fear and uncertainty are extremely powerful on each one of us, a huge shadow is casted over our society at the moment.
People who wade into their vulnerability and have the courage to tell their stories are real heroes. Thank you my interviewees, you have taught me so much.
As leader in your organisation, society, or at home, I wish for you the courage to be vulnerable and present the truth. Vulnerability is not about winning or losing, it is having the courage and respect for people to show up and be seen even, when we have little control over the ultimate result.