About Shame

About Shame

According to psychologist and writer Brené Brown, you cannot shame or belittle people into changing their behaviour. Nothing could be truer, for shame activates our most primal defence mechanisms, such as anger or submission, and is the antithesis of change. Criticism that humiliates, ridicules or questions our worth as a person creates a wound in the soul, it is destructive rather than constructive. The best weapon against shame is to share it and air it, because it feeds on secrecy. Have you ever thought about how shame affects you? Have you ever thought that maybe the same thing that shames you shames many other people? Have you ever wondered if it is you who shames other people? The following video by Brené Brown explains with great clarity this feeling that no human being escapes. Twenty minutes that are well worth it:
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