Wellbeing and mental health - Gessmann

Lee Juston Rondina

With consideration to the collective well-being, there really is no specific “strategy” or technique in dealing with people in our lives in terms of humanistic psychological approaches. A well-being of a person is a feeling of comfort and fulfilled needs, but only when you behave in a way that others may also feel comfortable with you. Well-being is not only for a single person, but it’s for all the collective people around you including yourself.

We as humans, are undeniably social creatures. There are already several existing theories that attempt to explain human behaviors and one would say that we are likened to be machineries with many parts and powered by energy, with the human mind essentially controlling and deciding its actions. While of course that may be true, but as humans we are so much more than machines. We have feelings, emotions, wisdom, thoughts, ideas, and creativity and so many other things that uniquely distinguishes us.

Another explains, that animals can be trained to act in desired way in exchange for something good like food and such. The same way for humans that behave accordingly to society while waiting and expecting for incentives in return. But that is not essentially good for a human behavior.

We listen and communicate with each other, but it is necessary that we try to fully understand the true meanings behind those communicated words. We put ourselves in an empathic role-reverrsal as we shift our awareness and understanding with one another. Then we react accordingly that may bring positive impacts. If not, then we contemplate what went wrong and what we can still do. And that is the one main point of humanistic psychology. To put it in the simplest of contexts, we start to understand each other.