The simple-minded obsession with certainty comes from vulnerability and fear about our highly uncertain existence.
Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. Here is a direct video link.
Here is a link to Brown’s follow up TED talk in 2012: Listening to Shame.