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BE­FORE watch­ing this new Net­flix spe­cial, can I ad­vise you to do some home­work first and Google the in­spi­ra­tional TedX talk which changed ev­ery­thing for ‘real sci­ence, real talk’ re­search pro­fes­sor-turned-self-help guru and best-sell­ing au­thor Brene Brown. That 2010 lec­ture has been viewed an as­ton­ish­ing 39 mil­lion times and count­ing and sets up this lat­est talk per­fectly. She opens her set by ex­plain­ing how that speech – on shame and vul­ner­a­bil­ity – ex­ploded in­ter­na­tion­ally and gave her the global

and – are also must-reads on em­pa­thy, en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to ac­cept their im­per­fec­tions, while still try­ing to live their best life – the big­ger the bet­ter. And in this era where fear is be­ing used to be­lit­tle and con­trol, Brown – a 53-year-old mother-of-two from Texas – is the per­fect an­ti­dote; urg­ing her au­di­ence to re­alise “true be­long­ing doesn’t re­quire you to change who you are, it re­quires you to be who you are.” There’s some­thing in this for ev­ery­one.

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