Contrary to the lessons of modern culture, it is not when we shut the world and other people out that we become stronger. It is when we allow ourselves to be changed, to hope, to dream, to fail, to grieve, that we become better and stronger in our humanity.

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  1. I actually stumbled on a TedEx talk months ago of a researcher proving basically that it is when we allow ourselves to be vulnerable that we are able to fully love, take chances we don’t regret and allow ourselves to grow and feel (thus dream, hope ) and although the grief could never hurt more than it would – we’re strong because of all that.

    1. That’s true, I’ve often found that walling off and relegating secret griefs to a dusty shelf doesn’t mitigate the hurt at all, and in fact often makes it worse. Do you have the link to that video by any chance? I know I’ve seen it but can’t remember the presenter’s name or enough detail to search it

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