wealthier is healthier???
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Posted 2/15/08
it is a debate...i am the opposition. what is ur opinion abt this?
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Rising Skin Cancer Rates Are More Likely To Affect Wealthy People, Says 12-year Review[/quote

Lyme disease has an uncanny way of striking mostly in upper middle class and wealthy communities.


And Chron's disease


Wealthier is not healthier
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No. Healthier is Wealthier.

You can't be wealthy if you are not healthy.
Why?
Because sickly people are not productive. If you're always ill, you won't be able to work properly, then it is either you'll be forced to rest from work or you'll be fired because you're just a liability in the company you are working in. So that means no salary. No salary = 0 money. No money, no wealth. No money leads to starvation, then death, because you can't buy your needs, because you have no money, because you aren't healthy.
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the thing is the govern team would say something like this:
wealthier ppl are able to buy herbs,medicine...whatever it is to maintain good health but poor people cant.
i am out of ideas...
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Ok. But how did a person become wealthy?
Or if the person's family is wealthy, how did they make the money they are having? Or how did a wealthy person obtain the money to buy those herbs and medicines?
Isn't it by working? By working hard? To work hard, and to survive, you should be healthy.
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To maintain good health, it's a good idea to eat sensibly, however I'd like to point out that unhealthy foods are a lot cheaper than nutritious ones.

Also, when it comes to diseases and illnesses, they don't discriminate against social classes. Everybody gets sick.

Overall, I don't think wealthier is necessarily healthier, but it's easier to maintain your health when you do have extra money at your disposal.
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Well, Over here the NHS is free, so that doesn't matter.

I guess being less wealthy and having money problems causes stress, and stress is bad for your health.
So, In a way, yes.
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First of all, you got the entire phrase backwards... it's Health is Wealth, not "Wealth is health"... plus, I think you should opt to stating your own opinions FIRST before you go on asking people for their opinions.


Second, as far as health and wealth is concerned, it simply states that being healthy is equated to having more opportunities for livelihood, hence indicating a position of wealth. And wealth, in this case, does not necessarily imply monetary security. It can imply emotional, psychological, bodily kinesthetic, spiritual wealths of different sorts. If you aren't healthy, you will lack in these basic liberties, and you will be in a state of debility, or in other words, you lose your opportunities and you are left debilitated.

In this respect, the phrase Health is Wealth makes much sense. In addition, one of the socio-demographic features of the wealth of a nation is it's health status, which is indicative of mortality rates, specifically of infant mortality rates.



As far as you "wealth is health" phrase is concerned, this certainly does not make any sense. You can be wealthy in many aspects, but this does not connote a sense of health. It's as simple as the Greek rhetoric would put it, "an excess of one thing is certainly not good for one's [body], and hence, leads one towards a state of imbalance." I don't need to give any examples for you to understand that anything in excess is potentially harmful.

With these, I suggest you reformulate your concepts before you go on making debates that don't necessarily make sense. To question this statement is to simply interpret it. There is no need to debate it.




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