Glennon Doyle’s expressive and candid portrait of how we become molded to fit into society’s accepted norms is a breath of fresh air. This chapter, “Polar Bears,” is a look at how human sensitivity, and our perceptions of it, is a superpower that is often overlooked in society. “The opposite of sensitive is not brave. It’s not brave to refuse to pay attention, to refuse to notice, to refuse to feel and know and imagine. The opposite of sensitive is insensitive, and that’s no badge of honor.”
How are you facing the uncomfortable today? Have you been taught that the opposite of sensitivity is bravery, and how has that shaped your worldview? What does it feel like to lean into discomfort, to feel it? How can your sensitivity be your superpower today?