Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability

I think this talk is relevant to our discussion. I feel vulnerable when something is out of my control. I think Rachel would have felt the same vulnerability when she couldn't stand up for her telling the filthy red sweater wasn't hers. Brene Browun talks about vulnerability. She explains how we should treat/embrace our vulnerability and turns them into our strengths.

http://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability.html

 
Following is a part of her talk:
"What they had in common was a sense of courage. And I want to separate courage and bravery for you for a minute. Courage, the original definition of courage, when it first came into the English language -- it's from the Latin word cor, meaning heart -- and the original definition was to tell the story of who you are with your whole heart. And so these folks had, very simply, the courage to be imperfect. They had the compassion to be kind to themselves first and then to others, because, as it turns out, we can't practice compassion with other people if we can't treat ourselves kindly. And the last was they had connection, and -- this was the hard part -- as a result of authenticity, they were willing to let go of who they thought they should be in order to be who they were, which you have to absolutely do that for connection.

The other thing that they had in common was this: They fully embraced vulnerability. They believed that what made them vulnerable made them beautiful. They didn't talk about vulnerability being comfortable, nor did they really talk about it being excruciating -- as I had heard it earlier in the shame interviewing. They just talked about it being necessary. They talked about the willingness to say, "I love you" first, the willingness to do something where there are no guarantees, the willingness to breathe through waiting for the doctor to call after your mammogram. They're willing to invest in a relationship that may or may not work out. They thought this was fundamental."

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2013/08/05 10:20 2013/08/05 10:20

Fantastic Mr. fox

 


                 Fantastic Mr.fox

    Can you imagine if the fox has equivalent intelligence with a human? It is impossible, but Fantastic Mr. fox can. He is just a normal fox, but he is very smart, so he always salt down farmers (Boggis, Bunce, Bean) by stealing foods. He steals food at Boggis, Bunce, Bean's farm. Their three are rich men, but they're also nasty, and very mean. Boggis is a chicken farmer, he kept thousands of chickens. Bunce is a duck-and-goose farmer. He kept thousands of ducks and geese. Bean is a turkey-and-apple farmer. He also kept thousands of turkeys in an orchard full of apple trees. He makes strong cider which is made from his apple. Fantastic Mr. fox was going to steal some foods at that night like the other days. But, 'Bang! Bang! Bang!' farmers shot off Mr. fox's tail. Then they started to dig Mr. fox's house with the machine. Mr. fox and their family started to dig, and escape their house. They dig, and dig, and dig..... suddenly, Mr. fox found Boggis's chicken farm. They started to kill chickens to steal. Then they found Bunce's giant storehouse. They steal roasted duck and geese again. And finally, they found Bean's secret cider cellar. Starting to stealing, but a huge woman was coming down to cellar. They hide quickly. And escape the danger. When they came back home, they had party. Outside the fox's hole, stupid three farmers were waiting with they guns on their laps. It was beginning to rain. They sat there by the hole, waiting for the fox to come out. And they are still waiting. What a stupid farmer that is! I can't understand about that farmers behavior. And they're so stupid to competition with Mr. fox. It is just as well that Mr. fox won the nasty farmers. I am so happy because Mr. fox won of the end of the story. I think Roald Dahl is imaginative because he thinked of Mr. fox, and the other characters and stories. I recommend this book to everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!! (except adults)

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Hello!! I'm Dorothy. I'm not very good at writing,
but I will try my best! I want to have bonne experience
by doing this activity. And please leave comment for my book report!!Bye^^
2013/08/03 02:23 2013/08/03 02:23

My special birhday

Last month was my 9th birthday. In the afternoon, I had a birthday party with my friend, It was at my grandmother's house. All my friends came and we had such a good time eating and playing together. We made lots of water-balloons and threw them at each other. My friends sang to me "Happy Birthday". I was really happy. It was indeed the best birthday ever.

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Hi, my name is Yujin and I am a third grader. I don't like writing but I am looking forward to writing in this blog.
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2013/08/01 13:49 2013/08/01 13:49

My wonderful grandma.

My favorite relative is my grandma. She lives at Namsan. My grandma has brown hair and glasses. She has a beautiful smile. Her smile makes me happy. She always plays with me. We play hide - and - seek. I like visiting my grandma on the weekends and time flies when I am with her.
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Hi, my name is Yujin and I am a third grader. I don't like writing but I am looking forward to writing in this blog.
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2013/07/31 10:57 2013/07/31 10:57

smart polly and stupid wolf

   

       Smart Polly and stupid wolf

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 I read
 
smart Polly and stupid wolf. But I think that Polly is also stupid. Because when the wolf got trap in the zoo cage Polly help the wolf. The wolf always try to eat Polly. I understand that the wolf is poor but it's trying to eat you Polly so I think Polly is also stupid.

suprise!!!!!!! Quiz time:)

Quiz: Why did I say Polly is dumb??????  

    P.S  please write the answer where you write the comment ^.^and the winer gets a prize.

  

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2013/07/30 11:50 2013/07/30 11:50

My favorite day, Saturday

I love Saturday because there is no school. In the morning i usally get up late. After breakfast, i do my homework and practice some Chinese characters. Then, I play with my sister. I also study English. In the afternoon, I relax at home. My sister and I have a snack while we watch TV. Sometimes I go to my friends' houses. We play Halli Galli game or play dolls.
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2013/07/30 11:06 2013/07/30 11:06

Summer vacation

Last week my family went to Deaheon beach. Every day we went to the beach. I took a sand bath and swimming. And we ate stick icecream. The stick icecream had a shape of a stick and inside was the milk icecream. That was very dellicious.

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Hi, my name is Yujin and I am a third grader. I don't like writing but I am looking forward to writing in this blog.
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2013/07/29 11:44 2013/07/29 11:44

Good things about my house

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There are two bathrooms, three bedrooms, and a living room with a kitchen. My family spends most of the time in the living room when everyone is home. My dad watches TV. My mom also watches TV or plays a mobile phone game while I read a book or watch TV. My sister makes origami or draws pictures. I feel happy when my family is with me in the living room.
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2013/07/22 10:25 2013/07/22 10:25

Tuesday of the other June:)

Tuesday of the other June
I read this book and I thought it was a nice book about ways to fight bullies.
By saying fighting bullies it isn't the physical fighting. The main character June T. has a tough time on Tuesdays at her swimming lessons because of another kid called June M. calling her names and pinching and hitting her.
Well at the end June T. stood up for her self when June M. was threatening her with a sharp pencil June T. said out loud "no! no! no! NO MORE!". June M. got surprised and her eye balls looked as if it would pop out. The kids in the class laughed at June M.. I don't really understand why June T. was afraid of June M. because just because June T. said "no! no! no! NO MORE!" June M. backed down and she didn't bully June T. anymore.
If she had done that before she wouldn't have had to have a hard time in swimming lessons and at school after she moved.
So if I were her I would have sternly said to her to stop.
I recommend this book. It is fun but you may get to know the felling of getting bullied.
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2013/07/21 17:15 2013/07/21 17:15

Nadia the Willful

Nadia the Willful


I read a book called Nadia the 'Willful'.
Nadia is stubborn and had a flashing temper.
Her father sheik Tarik was the leader of Bedouin.
They always livd in dessert form oasis to oasis.
Tarik had a favorite son named Hamed. Only he could calm Nadia down.
One day Hamed went to find grazing ground for sheep
but he never came back. Tarik was broken hearted of he loss of his favorite son. He forbid people to say Hamed's name for he would punish the people who say his name. But Nadia started talking about Hamed with other people. Her father found out about it and was about to punish those people but Nadia opened her father's heart by talking about the happy memories of Hamed.
I disagree on Tarik's attitude because just because Hamed died I don't think I is a right thing to forget about it. By trying to forget about Hamed, it is trying to forget all the happy memories about Hamed. And evern if Hamed died He wouldn't want people to forget about him, for once he was a very kind and gentle friend to lots of people. If a beloved person die it is bound to hurt, but as time flow you would get used to it.
There for, I strongly disagree about Tarik forgetting about Hamed.


BONUS QUIZ: 

Q: Why do you think Tarik forbid his people to say Hamed's name?

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Please write the answer in the comments.
!!!In a full sentence!!!
The person who writes the best and clear answer there will get a prize.

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ROCK AND ROLL(and WRITE)!!!!!!!!
2013/07/20 13:38 2013/07/20 13:38