Daringly Vulnerable Redefined by a Car Salesman.

Before I met this car salesman, the word “vulnerable” conjured up two images — share your deeply personal experiences. And have the guts to absorb the whimsical reactions of the world. A car salesman widened my view.

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I never expected this complete antithesis — left in peace with a fully loaded, high value item with full rights to the ignition.

The thing that gets me the most — there was no drama. When he walked away, he acted as if it is normal thing to do. Not even a moment of hesitation.

The car salesman did none of that — did not shine light on a deep-seated secret, a heart-felt self awareness or an oops moment. He chose to be vulnerable through a simple human act with all the uncertainty, risk and exposure.

I was impressed by his audacity, uplifted by his trust and surprised by his gesture.

Best for last: The art of giving

Sometimes, a small act takes up the most room in our heart. What made the salesperson take the chance? If our roles we reversed, would I? Would you? On my drive home, I wondered.

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