Analysis Of Daring Greatly By Brene Brown

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Daring Greatly by Brene Brown What does it mean to be vulnerable? Vulnerability is defined as, “the quality or state of being exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally” (Dictionary.com). In Brene Brown’s book, Daring Greatly, she talks about the truth of vulnerability. Based on twelve years of research, Dr. Brene Brown dispels the myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, the most accurate measure of courage. Vulnerability may be seen as a weakness to many, but the theory of cognitive dissonance is your biggest weakness and vulnerability is a strength to have, as proven in the book, Daring Greatly. In the podcast, “Did Your Therapy Really Work,” Dr. Michael is talking …show more content…
Both the New York Times article and the book, Daring Greatly, have the similar idea of cognitive dissonance, similar to the podcast, but according to writer, Kristen Wong, cognitive dissonance is the stress we experience when we hold two contradictory beliefs, opinions, and attitudes in. This thought is similar to that in the book, Daring Greatly, because in the book Brown talks about how if you hold in your emotions for to long without being vulnerable to others, you could find yourself feeling lost or in a state of discomfort. Another point that writer, Kristen Wong, brought up was that the brain has everything to do with the decisions you make and what you say, so if you don’t let your brain pour the emotions you are feeling out, then they will build up until you have reached your max and things can always get worse from there. Not being vulnerable or aware of your emotions can affect you life in many ways, Brown has mentioned that bottling up our emotions could eventually lead to suicidal thoughts, so what makes more sense; losing your life to your emotions or letting them out and facing the judgement you could get from others… vulnerability is not a weakness, but cognitive dissonance could be your biggest

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