Control addicts

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Here are the three things you need to know about shame:

We all have it.

We’re all terrified to talk about it.

The less we talk about it the more we have it.

~ From Part 1 of a PBS interview of Dr. Brene Brown (4:56).

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Q: You say that shame leads to disconection.  So how do we reconnect?

A:  You know, it’s funny.

One of the ironies is that shame fills us with this fear of disconnection.

But it is our imperfection that connects us to each other.  It is the fact that our shared humanity is imperfect.

I think if we can find the courage to talk about our lives honestly, and our struggles, not only does that free us, it gives other people the freedom to be more authentic and real as well.

I don’t think connection is possible without authenticity.

~ From Part 2 of a PBS interview of Dr. Brene Brown (5:31).

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2 responses to “Control addicts

  • Ruth Martin

    Steve-did U get my EM that you and I were HACKED by the same asshole! Better cg your PW on Twitter-“you” sent me the infected tweet.

    • Steve Hauptman

      hi Ruth,
      Yes, and thanks, and sorry it took me this long to get back to you.
      Change my pw, which hopefully will foil the asshole.
      Unfortunately there’s always more where he came from.
      (Are they unionized, do you think?)
      best,
      ~ Steve

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