When we numb [hard feelings], we numb joy, we numb gratitude, we numb happiness.

Brené Brown

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About This Quote

“The Power of Vulnerability.” TEDxHouston. Jun. 2010. Conference Presentation.

Source: "The Power of Vulnerability." TEDxHouston. Jun. 2010. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote, from Brené Brown's 2010 TED Talk about the importance of vulnerability, means that you cannot selectively numb emotion: when you deny your bad feelings, you become less authentic with your emotions, meaning you also lose the ability to fully experience positive feelings, like happiness and gratitude. The takeaway of this quote, and of this TED Talk overall, is that we need to allow ourselves to be vulnerable in order to experience all of the best things in life. Watch the full TED Talk here: Brené Brown - The Power of Vulnerability