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The two most powerful words when we’re in struggle: me too.


“Listening to Shame.” TED2012. Mar. 2012. Conference Presentation.

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This quote from vulnerability researcher Brené Brown is about the power of empathy. Brown is saying here that the most helpful thing you can tell someone who is suffering is that you are experiencing (or have experienced) the same pain that they have. In other words, you can show them empathy. The quote is from Brown’s 2012 TED Talk about shame. Says Brown, empathy is the antidote to shame.

Watch the full TED Talk here: Brené Brown – Listening to Shame

“Listening to Shame.” TED2012. Mar. 2012. Conference Presentation.

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