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Virtus Daily Blog #74 – Vulnerability is Strength

“Real men don’t cry”

“Forget about it and move on”

“Don’t let them see you hurting”

These are popular sentiments that are no longer relevant. Frankly they never have been. For too long it has been a societal norm to put on a brave face, put up a wall, to avoid expressing your emotions.

Now I’m the last person who is going to say that we don’t need to toughen up and get on with it from time to time.

This is important. However, we must realise that it is also important that we don’t force ourselves to be or feel a certain way.

A sign of weakness, is to go out of your way to show signs of weakness.

Let yourself stumble and fall. But when you do, pick yourself up, dust yourself off and carry on you way.

We are all human. We are all fallible. We are all in this together.

‘Vulnerability is strength, and strength is a choice’ (Scott Mcgee)

Make the choice.


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