Social courage

I heard this phrase this morning on a wonderful Tim Ferriss podcast interview with Krista Tippett. She was referring to the themes that fascinate me; the falling apart of old ways of doing things, the opportunity to do something about it using social tools, and the courage it often takes you do so.

That courage to expose our thinking to others, potentially to their disagreement or ridicule, is more needed now than ever. But it is a gentle courage. It is not aggressive or "shouty". It is more about the courage to be our true selves than it is about convincing others to be like us.

It takes practice. It doesn't come naturally to most of us.