Brene Brown recently discussed on her podcast a question that spurred on research for her decades ago: “Are people doing their best?”
When she felt that people were not doing their best she noticed within herself anger and resentment grow.
Eventually she began to reframe the question: “what if people are doing their best?” How does that reframe change what you think of them? How you relate to them? How you feel about them?
I’ve been living/thinking/meditating on this question for the past couple of weeks. This episode (as all of Brown’s work) is brilliant, insightful, and generous.