Brene Brown believes that it is difficult to feel lovable if you constantly wear a mask. It is then the mask, and not oneself, that receives the confirmation. Vulnerability and authenticity are therefore the bravest thing we can do – the risk of disappointment is large but so is the reward. It is a cowardly way to go when we keep everyone at a safe distance and have an exit plan for all situations and relationships. Life, in fact, consists of family and close friends. The reason we are on earth is to carry our species forward and to create relationships (“connection is why we’re here”). Full “Brief” can be read here.