Brené Brown Talks Coping With Coronavirus on 'Fallon'


During an appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," Brené Brown opens up on what good she thinks can come out of a global pandemic like the coronavirus crisis that the world is currently facing.

Brown is a professor, lecturer, and author. She hosts a podcast, "Unlocking Us," on the RADIO.COM app.

Fallon began by highlighting that Brown is slated to deliver a commencement speech this year at UT Austin. He asked what words of wisdom she might have for graduating seniors.

"I think what I would tell anybody right now and including these graduates, I think everyone's bullsh*t meter is really sensitive right now so I think it's just straight talk, you know, 'Hey, take a look. Here's the big secret - adults are just winging it,'" she explained.

She then went on to describe FFTs, an acronym she coined to represent the uncomfortable feeling of trying something for the first time. "Unfortunately, that muscle that we use when we do first things is the lifeblood. It's the juice. It's the secret sauce to life," she said.

In terms of the global pandemic, Brown's message is simple. "This is going to end at some point. This is not going to last forever," she said. And she wants to seize this opportunity to come out better than we were before.

"I know for sure that we will have a huge opportunity to be better than we were before we went into it. I know for sure that a crisis like this shines a line on fault lines in our communities, in our families, in our country, in our services," She begins.

"And we're seeing that. We're seeing disproportionally affected people. We're seeing...We'll have an opportunity as we come out of this to say, 'You know what, we're not going to let this continue,'" she concludes.

For more from Brené Brown, listen to her podcast "Unlocking Us" on the RADIO.COM app.

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