We are the most in-debt, obese, addicted and medicated adult cohort in U.S. history.

Brené Brown

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Source: "The Power of Vulnerability." TEDxHouston. Jun. 2010. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote from vulnerability researcher Brené Brown presents the fact that the current generation of American adults is the least healthy in terms of financial health, physical health, and mental health, when compared to any other previous generation. This is evident in our unprecedented levels of debt, obesity, substance abuse, and medication use. According to Brown, this is the case because we use things like food, shopping, and drugs to numb our emotions and avoid feeling vulnerable. The quote is from Brown's 2010 TED Talk on the importance of letting yourself be vulnerable. Watch the full TED Talk here: Brené Brown - The Power of Vulnerability
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