Mental Health: What are we striving For?

We are in the age of A.I., where everything is about optimization and increasing capacity.

It is easy to mistake functioning like robots as the pillar for being a healed person.

But what constitutes technological growth is not the same as human growth.

We are living creates who feel, who laugh, who grieve.

We feel things.

Human growth is not about numbing our emotions.

Instead, it is saying,

I am going to get out of bed today and try again, in spite of deep sorrow.

It is taking that initiative to seek help to get through another day. For the people closest to us. For ourselves.

It is pain without suffering.

The objective of mental health is not to be devoid of emotions.

The goal is to have the capacity to love again.