Vulnerability is what makes us human – because what is being human without having flaws and insecurities? Though most of us shy away from opening ourselves to be vulnerable, there is great power in expressing our vulnerabilities to the people closest to us, whether a friend or an intimate partner. In a way, the expression of vulnerability can be a foundation of trust and mutual support in a relationship, often leading to a sharing of burdens and the building of a deepened connection and solidarity. And that’s where safety lies – in being able to lay bare our imperfections, our frailties, and our doubts, and receiving unconditional acceptance and love in return. The School of Life’s video elaborates on The Importance of Vulnerability.