Tag: vulnerability

How to Live with Vulnerability

Vulnerability isn’t pleasant. But often the very behaviors anda thought patterns we develop to cope with it make it even more so.
A favorite strategy that is easy to recognize is denial and suppression. Just don’t think about it. It will not affect me or my family. I’ll just ignore it until I can’t anymore. The human brain seems to be wired to deny problems until they reach a crisis and then respond. In the case of climate change, that will be too late.
A better strategy is to organize in community and respond. Pick the concerns and issues that are personally motivating to work on and offer support to others on their issues and concerns. Alone we can do little to resolve the massive problems of the world. Joining together to face adversity eases the pain of being vulnerable. In solidarity with networks of other groups we can have a collective impact.