Just as the individual emerges through relationality, so is wellbeing relational. That means it’s systematic AND individual.
Wellbeing is active and dynamic, constituted through the interplay of personal, social, and environmental processes. Relational wellbeing goes beyond psychology and stresses that how people feel about their lives cannot be abstracted from how they are doing in social, political, and economic terms. Moreover, relational wellbeing recognizes that the individual cannot be happy and healthy when the world is shattered to pieces.
As Krishnamurti said, “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”
Intersectionality understands that an unhealthy system of injustice brings about unhealthy individuals.