The Most important Human Characteristic regarding Mental Health.
By that, they mean not only the ability to bounce back from adversity which is often hard enough, but to come back without bitterness, resentment or malice. This calls for an almost superhuman effort as life really extracts its pound of salt so to speak.
Everyone has their share of misfortune and adversity and some have had it in large doses. I cannot say that about myself, although in life most of us are our own worst enemies and I certainly can say that, LITERALLY.
Personally, I am not sure as I would say that it is difficult to be resilient as long as we do not have peace of mind. Of course to call it "peace of mind," is existentially inaccurate as mind can never be silent, although people think that the mind can be silent. Actually mind means turmoil, trouble and disease at its worst or a perfect instrument of man at its best.
Naturally, if the mind cannot be silent, then it stands to reason that when there is silence there is no mind. For me, resilience is easier if the mind is not operating at its usual speed and throwing up to me all sorts of troubles and problems that may not even be there in fact.
Therefore, it is better to say that there cannot be any silent mind, just as there cannot be any healthy disease. If we remember that then we will have the recipe for a resilient nature.
At least, that is my take on it in a few words. We have to use these words "mental health" together although they are diametrically opposite in existence.
What human characteristic do you feel to be the most important for mental health?
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