Does shame really change a person?
Shouldn’t rapists, pedophiles, abusers, bullies, thugs, and adulterers be shamed?
If they aren’t shamed, are they avoiding the natural consequences of their choices?
Brené Brown Video
Brené Brown, one of the best researchers on shame and vulnerability, has a refreshing approach to understanding shame and those that commit painful crimes.
Some Thoughts To Listen For
- “Shame is far more likely to cause bad behaviors than to cure it.”
- “Shame corrodes the part of us that believes that we can change.”
- “It’s like saying, ‘You’re horrible and worthless and incapable of changing. Now get better.'”
- “When people apologize, the motivator of that is guilt, not shame.”
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