25 May 2022

Susan Cain on embracing being uncomfortable

From Afternoons, 3:10 pm on 25 May 2022

The laws of nature tell us there is no light without dark, no death without birth, we can't have rainbows without a little rain. But the world tells us to lean into the positive and forsake sadness and longing says author Susan Cain. Her book Quiet sold 4 million copies and made introversion understood and acceptable. Now she wants to do the same thing for feelings we try to avoid. She explains how taking comfort in uncomfortable emotions is a quiet force that feeds creativity, gratitude and connection. Her new book is called Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole.