There is a common belief that mental illness is antithetical to a fulfilling life marked by happiness and achievements. However, this perspective does not accurately capture the true nature of mental health. While genetic factors can play a role, mental illness is better understood as a lack of alignment between our internal cognitive processes and our perception of the external world, as well as our emotional connections with others. The human brain possesses remarkable flexibility and adaptability, enabling it to respond effectively to various circumstances. Rigidity and resistance to change arise when we attempt to categorize all emotions and feelings as chaotic forces.