"The greatest glory in living, lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall" - Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.
Whilst everyone reading this may not be familiar with this particular quote from Nelson Mandela, most people will be aware of his life story with regards to the apartheid in South Africa & his imprisonment. There're many quotes of his that I relate to, yet I chose to reflect on this in regards to Mental Health, maturity & personal development.
I believe this quote "the greatest glory in living, lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall", is potent to Mental Health & Psychological well-being, as it reminds us that life is a journey, & our Mental health or Psychological state is not Static, rather subject to change dependent on life experiences.
With that in mind, it's essential that as individuals & a society, we don't neglect or shun those who appear to be experiencing some type of a mental break down @ some point in life, as you never know when you'll be in that position!
An awareness of the fact that life is a roller coaster ride, would improve how we relate to each other, irrespective of ones RACE, AGE, RELIGION/PROFESSION....
How do you make others feel when they're around you?
How does your your response to their views, hinder or assist their Mental Health & Psychological Well-being?