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Masawa Minute 24

Why you should waste some hours everyday | Play more Nintendo! | + More!

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  • Mental wellness, the state in which a person realizes their own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to their community (WHO definition), is not just a health issue. It’s an intersectional issue with connections to all societal challenges. For example, accelerated climate change, social injustice, and economic inequality are all caused by humans. These humans — to some extent, simplistically — use consumption, greed, power as ways to cover up more basic needs like those of safety, connection, relevance.
  • To achieve universal mental wellness, we must take a systems-thinking approach and not become too caught up with existing sector frameworks. For example, the current financial system is mismatched with the complex adaptive system in which we actually live. There is a need to move to a more transformation-focused system that considers not only investments in isolation, but rather considers the ecosystemic effect on and role of non-financial actors (policy makers, civil society, media).
  • We need to remember our humanness, one where fun + laughter is an evolutionary advantage, part of building bonds and shared experiences. Mental health, impact investing, and social change are so often handled as sullen or emotionless topics. But injecting a bit of humor can help to remind us that we’re just humans and that it’s going to be all alright. Yet another reason to sign up for and attend Maswaa’s #mindgames Mental Health Gameshow (! ♥ the shameless plugs…



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