Self actualization is such an overlooked ingredient to sound emotional and physical health.
“Carl Rogers was one of the six most eminent psychologists of the 20th century and second, among clinicians, only to Sigmund Freud.
Rogers asserted that for a person to “grow”, they needed an environment that provided them with genuineness (openness and self-disclosure), acceptance (being seen with unconditional positive regard), and empathy (being listened to and understood).
Without these, relationships and healthy personalities will not develop as they should, much like a tree will not grow without sunlight and water.
Rogers believed that every person can achieve their goals, wishes and desires in life. When, or rather if they did so, self actualization took place.” (1)