Sentences to ponder

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Chantal Pierrat: Does community help with the work of vulnerability? Does it help us to become more vulnerable?

Brené Brown: I can’t even think of the right word, but it’s not “help.” It’s more like a prerequisite. I think connection is why we’re here, it’s what gives purpose and meaning to our lives, and belonging is in our DNA. And so “tribe” and “belonging” are irreducible needs, like love.

(Source: Origin magazine)


2 thoughts on “Sentences to ponder

  1. She sounds great, my only knowledge of Brené comes from the famous TED talk, while I was reading this interview, so much of what she says sounds like the hard work of recovery from addiction. I turns out she does do work in the addictions field and has developed a group program based on addressing shame publsihed by Hazelden.

    Click to access 2840_connections.pdf

    Are you familiar with it?

    1. We have a copy of it at the office, but I’m not very familiar with it.

      I’ve read a couple of her books and really liked them. She’s spent time in the recovering community. I get the impression that she was a young, heavy drinker who got introduced to 12 step groups and fell in love with them, but she’s not an alcoholic. She seemed to want to open them up to everyone.

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