Why a Breakdown Isn’t Necessarily a Bad Thing

“A breakdown is not merely a random piece of madness or malfunction, it is a very real — albeit very inarticulate — bid for health. It is an attempt by one part of our minds to force the other into a process of growth, self-understanding and self-development which it has hitherto refused to undertake.”

Nobody wants to have a breakdown and we assume a breakdown is an awful thing. But what if we’re wrong?

The Book of Life makes the case that a breakdown isn’t necessarily a bad thing and explores what actually happens when we lose control or get overwhelmed.

It reframes the entire event not as a collapse, but as part of a “logical search for health.”