It's Your Weaknesses That Make You Strong

I’ve noticed a theme in the movies and TV shows I’ve seen lately: a man fighting against malevolent forces, but most importantly, he’s doing it alone. Sometimes this character (occasionally a woman, but not often) starts out cowardly, but then grows courageous and mature, which is shown by having him strike out on his own. He’s the lone wolf fighting a bad guy, following a clue, or righting a wrong. The shorthand, which we absorb as part of our cultural language, is brave equals solitary. In real life, though, it’s just the opposite. True bravery is opening yourself up to others. It involves being honest and vulnerable. After all, it doesn’t take much courage to hide a secret from your partn

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