Month: March 2015

Health is Wealth – A Conceptual Critique

Abstract We are making two points in this article. First, health itself is the greatest wealth. Second, if one is healthy only then he/she can work productively for income generation activities. In addition, we will mention a few proven practices by which we can maintain our health. People have different preferences towards available life options. Same is true for the statement “health is wealth”. What exactly is it? A simple preference that signifies health is superior to wealth? Or a comprehensive statement that indicates health and wealth are linked with each other, systematically and dynamically? Health is a comprehensive concept, it includes physical strength, mental power and spiritual wellness of a person. On the other hand, wealth is the richness of a person i.e. abundance of money and worldly items. “Health is Wealth” is a simple statement but its meaning is so fabulous when deeply thought. People nowadays refer the statement as when a person is healthy, he is capable of making wealth. On the contrary, if one is not healthy he/she cannot work productively, and hence, won’t be able to generate income for independent living. This explanation is true but the deep meaning of this claim can be understood by the words of Virgil: “The greatest wealth is health.” Mr. Virgil is trying to enlighten the concept that the greatest wealth is health, not money or worldly items....

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