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Is vulnerability a choice?


“Our lives are less stressful when we have people with whom we can relax and be authentic. Without genuine vulnerability, it’s impossible to build the types of relationships that can provide comfort and increase resilience.”

Vulnerability isn’t always a comfortable place to get to, but the rewards are worth it. When faced with the choice to be vulnerable or not, which path do you take?

These quotes are borrowed from an excellent blog, Is Vulnerability a Choice?, by Farnam Street.

Launched in early 2016 as a way to deal with the stresses of work, Shane Parrish created Farnam Street. Since then, it has become a movement to help readers ‘master the best of what other people have already figured out.’ If you haven’t discovered it already, take a look here:

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