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What is the power of a having bittersweet outlook?
If you’re like most people, you’ve probably felt pressure to always look on the bright side and act happy. No matter what. While there is a place for optimism and positivity, you may be doing yourself a disservice by burying your sad and melancholy feelings all the time.
To explore this topic deeper, I’m excited to have bestselling author Susan Cain on our show today. Susan is the author of QUIET: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking and Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverted Kids. Through her powerful TED talk, she has helped millions of introverts feel seen and understood. And in her latest talk, she is helping people find connection through bittersweet emotions. Finally, she discovered in her recent book, Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole, that sadness and melancholy are key to achieving transcendence and feeling connected to others.
Susan began her journey to understand what draws people to rainy days and sad songs. Since then, she discovered those bittersweet emotions can help open your heart and see the world through new eyes. Listen in as Susan explains how finding beauty in sorrow, heartache, and longing can help you feel less alone.