After watching this amazing Ted Talk in English class today, I learned, and redefined my definition of vulnerability. I used to think that being vulnerable was a weakness and in a way pathetic. But now I see that that exact characteristic is the essence of emotion, and essentially life. My free write showed how much this realization makes me understand how I have been living my life recently and makes me wonder – have I really been living at all?
This picture is pretty self explanatory; don’t be afraid to show your emotions because showing you’re emotions makes you vulnerable – and vulnerability is beautiful.
Brandon M. Caten at February 17th, 2011 12:57 am:
My name is Brandon M. Caten and I am a Senior Music Education major at The University of South Alabama. I’m currently in a class known as EDM310 and I have been assigned to follow your blog and comment from time to time! You can view my class blog at http://catenbrandonedm310.blogspot.com/!
I really like the top of this post! Vulnerability is looked at as a bad thing, but I completely think feeling vulnerable is sometimes a good thing! I’ve always told myself that if I ever get to the point of where I am about to step on stage to perform and I am no longer nervous, then I will stop performing! My nervousness is my vulnerability because I know people will be judging me form the second I step on stage and sing to the moment I hit my last note!
Continue to live your life and feel your emotions! You have a great blog! I cannot wait to read more of it!