As a child, Humpty Dumpty wasn’t one of my favourite nursery rhymes. The tale of an egg shaped man tumbling off a wall didn’t really appeal to my imagination that much I guess, I was more of an Old Macdonald kind of girl.
Yet age and experience have made me realise that there are powerful lessons we can learn from Humpty & Co. Specifically, this famed fall from height can provide us with a simple yet insightful message about the ways we should be approaching mental health in the workplace.
For anyone not familiar with this childhood classic, it goes as follows:
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the King’s horses and all the King’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.