Vulnerability Gone Wrong

Vulnerability is hot right now.
 
Everyone’s acting vulnerable.

Or at least trying to.
 
Posting long, inspiring captions on Instagram about their insecurities.
 
Revealing what hurts to their friends, over and over.
 
Sharing videos that are personal and real.
 
I’m all for it.

True vulnerability is a great thing.
 
But like anything great, vulnerability can be overdone.
 
It can quickly turn into a self pity trap.
 
It can make you think that by talking about the pain, you’re doing the work to address it.
 
But the truth is, talking is only the first step… of many.

It’s an important and necessary step, sure. 

But there’s a point when you have to realize… 
 
Sitting around and sharing your fears is easier than facing them.
 
There has to be a tipping point.
 
A point where you stand up and walk outside.
 
Where you challenge the constructs you’ve built in your head.
 
The insecurities, the fears, the judgment.
 
Through action.
 
Because taking action is the essence of true vulnerability.

It’s wildly uncomfortable and uncertain.

There’s real risk in it.
 
The good news is, action begets change.
 
Action, as Joan Baez said, is the antidote to despair.

It is the path to really grappling with and overcoming fear and insecurity.
 
Not talking.

 
Love,
 
Matt

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Comments


  • This is literally what I needed to read/hear. I will make the steps I need and work over my insecurities and learn to be vulnerable coz it’s also not as easy as we’d think.

    Vicky on
  • Si bien dit… On ne peux évoluer si nous ne prenons pas des actions concrètes pour vaincre nos insécurités.

    Émilianne Lépine on
  • A beautiful message, vulnerability can be scary some times,it can scares u to an extent that you can be caught completely in it,that scare should be over come only by u..and u only.challege yourself every day

    Aishwarya on

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