Iyanla Vanzant Quotes
We live in a society where we’re not taught how to deal with our weaknesses and frailties as human beings. We’re not taught how to speak to our difficulties and challenges. We’re taught the Pythagorean theorem and chemistry and biology and history. We’re not taught anger management. We’re not taught dissolution of fear and how to process shame and guilt. I’ve never in my life ever used the Pythagorean theorem!
As people, we have forgotten to be people. We know how to be doctors, lawyers, nurses, teachers, we know what to do, we know what to buy, but how do I just sit with you in your pain? How do I sit with you in your vulnerability and not betray you, not abuse you? We do not know how to do that, even in our homes.