Do You Numb Yourself with TV, Internet, Work, or Food?

Brené Brown’s new book, Daring Greatly: How the Courage To Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Work, Parent, and Lead, brings forward an interesting passage on the experience of “numbing.” Numbing, according to Brown, is an activity that numbs feelings to prevent feelings of vulnerability. Numbing vulnerabilities, however, also numbs feelings such as love, belonging, creativity, and empathy. The passage includes a long list of activities that can be numbing, including the more obvious drugs and alcohol, but also things like fantasy football, emailing, being busy at work, and other common activities. Some activities can be numbing for one person while being empowering for others.

 

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