Everything and everyone is susceptible to vulnerability at one time of another, be it at different stages and degrees. Thus it is important to understand the basics of vulnerability. Often described as the susceptibility of an individual, group, society or system to emotional or physical changes made either indirectly or directly impacting the fore mentioned. All relationships needs some level of nurturing at different intervals. Examining these relationships and the connections made often contribute to a healthier and more meaningful environment. Here when vulnerability is exercised and generally accepted with an open mind, the progression into positive territory if often the welcomed results.
The existence of the vulnerability element can have far reaching implications within relationships, communities, systems and others. It can and often does cause disastrous results. Because of the likelihood of this occurring most individuals learn to build a defense mechanism which almost literally alerts them to the possible hint of an onset. Feelings are kept in check, verbal and physical expressions are also exercised with some amount of deliberate control and generally causing a somewhat hardened approach towards anything and everything. Vulnerability however is not only limited to “feelings” but can also cover other aspects like the environment, social forces, institutions and cultural values. Often things are taken for granted or simply not given the due importance it merits thus eventually causing the situation to become vulnerable which in turn gives way to possible disaster or at the very least some negative implications.