I am not a fan of TED talks.
I admit it. I’m not techy enough, I’m not genius enough, I’m not cutting edge enough, I’m not NPR enough to be hip enough to be all, OMG it’s so deeeep.
I’m sorry. If you hate me now, I won’t be mad at you. I kind of want to be the person who is inspired by the TED talks but I just can’t get there. Maybe my soul is dead. Who the hell knows.
But then there was the one on Shame. I always capitalize Shame because it feels that way. When things get tough, I get ashamed that I am not doing better, or more, or … or …. yeah…everything.
This TED talk on Shame made me realize, oh hey, everyone feels this?! I thought only people who, like me, suffered from the Curse of Unrealized Potential™ had those problems. But this woman – researcher, smartie, woman-who-speaks – she feels Shame? STFU!
But she does.. and her shame made me feel better. I suggest you watch it and maybe you learn how to navigate your Shame. It certainly can’t hurt.
“Shame drives two tapes – Nothing’s ever good enough and if you can get past that one Who do you think you are.” It’s paraphrased, but yeah, so much that.
This is not my most eloquent post. If you follow me on Facebook you may see this multiple times because I shared it on my page. Sorry about that. Give it a watch and you’ll see why I want to share it with others.