Why Experiencing Joy and Pain in a Group Is So Powerful [greatergood.berkeley.edu]

 

Adapted from Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and The Courage to Stand Alone: by Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW.

Today, our culture is in crisis. Many people have retreated to their ideological bunkers to hate from afar, dehumanizing others rather than risk having real, meaningful conversations across their differences. 

How will we find our way back to each other?

It’s not by staying in our factions and echo chambers, pressured to conform to whatever viewpoints and ways of being are acceptable to our political and social groups. Instead, it will take a willingness to share our authentic stories, opinions, and selves, even when putting ourselves out there seems lonely. 

[For more on this story by BRENÉ BROWN, go to https://greatergood.berkeley.e...group_is_so_powerful]

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