With all the pressures of everyday life—work, family, finances—it’s a wonder we stay calm, cool, and collected most of the time. Society doesn’t give us much room to fall apart, telling us instead to push through any troubles, even if that means slapping on a smile. But this video from The School of Life explains the upsides of breakdowns. They can help us reconnect with things that have fallen by the wayside in our ever-busier lives. They cause us to actually stop (or at least slow down), which gives us a chance to learn about ourselves, explore new ideas, or just get creative.

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