Tuesday, August 28, 2012

On Vulnerability and Strength

Another great TED lecture.

I played this in the background as I puttered about the cottage, sweeping up dead insects in corners, hauling old books into the basement and repairing our broken wind chime. She makes some great points and her self-deprecating humour makes this a lot of fun to listen to. I especially appreciate her comments near the end on how some raise their children to believe they're perfect, rather than teaching them that they are imperfect but valuable and worthy of love, and also how debates on religion (and politics, for that matter) have become so toxic. What has happened to civilized discourse? How did it become so personal?

Have a listen and tell me what you think.

UPDATE: If you have problems seeing the video, you can go to the site HERE and watch it on YouTube, or if that doesn't work, you can cut and paste the URL



Debby said...

I needed to think on this today. Wouldn't it be wonderful if everyone felt the need to think on this today.

A Novel Woman said...

Well, I'm glad it struck a chord. It did with me too.

Doug Jamieson said...

I liked this. Thanks.

Kelly said...

I've watched this one at least three times in the past 18 months or so. It's a good one!

Martha said...

Hi Pam. The picture of the TED talk shows black on my screen, and I can't get it to link to the TED site. Could you please post a link? Maybe that will work.

A Novel Woman said...

I will update the post and include a link to the site.