“Think of the mind as related to the muscles, when we exercise to break down the fibers so that our limbs can grow stronger after rest. To be vulnerable, is in the same idea. We operate on a choice that breaks us down, only for us to grow when we rest, when we contemplate on the consequences. That is called being responsible. That is called being mature.
When we encounter any trial in our lives, to do anything that requires risk, we break ourselves open upon the task before us. Like an egg, we crack ourselves open upon what we face. In being vulnerable during those moments, we are soon to grow when we repair ourselves, either through what we took a risk in, or when we are betrayed. Because, like muscles, we grow stronger after we rest, after we have been broken down.”– Modern Romanticism