As some of you are aware, I’ve been involved in managing The Daily Vulnerable since it was first launched by Chude in February 2018. It was one of the first set of products at Joy, Inc.
It has now grown into a community (over email and blog) of people sharing their vulnerabilities and other things that make us human daily. Yes. Daily!
Every day, we hear people talk about successes, fearlessness, victories, glory. But how about the things we never talk about – our fears, insecurities, doubts, mistakes, flaws. Or the people who slash us everyday with selfishness, thoughtlessness, and a lack of consciousness. We talk about them on The Daily Vulnerable every day – so you know you are perfectly, rightly, human, and you learn how to go beyond these daily foibles and be your best possible self, every single day.
We’ve had people who are considered as famous, and those who don’t consider themselves famous. We’ve read from experts and those just starting out. From individuals with material wealth and others whose wealth isn’t material. Because, regardless of where you are in the spectrum and filters society creates, we all feel these things.
Vulnerability is a gift. It is, as one of my favorite vulnerability researchers – Brené Brown – once noted, the core of shame and fear and our struggle for worthiness, but it is the birthplace of joy, and creativity, and belonging, and of love. Without vulnerability, it is difficult to form deeper relationships with others.
Some of the best conversations I’ve had are with people who, regardless of what others (read this as pundits, magazines, society) say about them, have the courage to be imperfect and the strength to be vulnerable and the wisdom of long term perspective.
You can read The Daily Vulnerable blog, and let me know what you think. Yes, you can also share on The Daily Vulnerable. Let’s discuss over email or over the phone (email is damola at joyinc dot xyz).