The claim that mental health lies in getting the balance right between being and doing, relationships and creativity, love and work has been made many times. Among others, credit for this sentiment has been given to Sigmund Freud and Erik Erikson, although Erikson (1950) went on to suggest the fullest, richest lives are those that enjoy a happy balance between love, work, and play. Thus, for Jones (1974), love and work are the cornerstone of our humanity.
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