What is a Healthy, Long. Happy Life?
What is a Healthy, Long, Happy Life?
To live a long happy life, undoubtedly, is the universal common goal and wish of every living persons. But, everyone has her/his own version full of ideas to define it, reflecting the personal past; this witnesses that who and what we are not only represent who and what we have been, but also make who and what we will be. So, as we can see, anything we do in life will be accountable for our current state of the energy and ability of our spiritual and physical values and capacity for survival, growth, and continuation.
The following discussion is to address the pertinent aspects about What is a Long Happy Life? as follows:
- Historical realistic life expectancy
- Debate on a long, healthy, and happy life vs a long life vs …
- How to materialize the dream to live a healthy, long, and happy life?
- What is the outcome of this style of living?
What is Historical Reality of Life Expectancy?
Life expectancy may widely vary reflecting the difference in races, geographical locations, lifestyles, environmental evolution, etc.
Let us take that of the US as an example. At the turn of the 20th Century, the life expectancy in the US is about 46 and some. At the middle of the Century, it is at 60s some, and at 2010, it is around 76-77 for males and 78-80 for females.
Despite having the much admired lifestyle and healthcare in the US, its life expectancy does not lead the pack in the world. Instead, it was ranked as number 31 as shown in the list of countries by life expectancy. This report may surprise many of you, but reflecting the truth and facts of life factors as stated at the beginning of this post.
Although we have been scientifically and medically striving to live as long and well as possible, we have to face the reality of life in personal and social senses, which bring out endless debates on the issues on life sustainability.
Combining all the imaginable factors, in general, we may expect to live up to some 70-90 for most of us at most and at best. By and beyond that age, aging-related physiological degeneration takes its toll in everyone. Naturally, the elderly rely on the young to feed them and keep them alive with non-productivity. This trend of living only could be sustained to a degree and has to go to its end. This is life realistic cruelty – witnessing that we have the rights to get on the stage of life but also need to respect the obligations to get off this stage.
What Kind of Life Do We Want to Fulfill?
Of course, the answers to these questions also widely differ among the people from different races and locations, reflecting how they perceive their value of life under various backgrounds as expressed in their cultural contents . So, do we want to live: 1. a healthy, long, and happy life, 2. a long happy life, or 3. just a long life?
Among these three options, I choose #1 because without a good mental and physical health, it is impossible to fulfill the common goals of living, that is, to look nicer, feel better, and live longer.
And the life of #2 and #3 would be less desirable and meaningful. In short, we want a fairly and graciously sustainable quality and quantity of life, and all humans can have their shares to live a healthy, long, and happy life.
For more details on the subjects, please go to The Fastest, Surest Way to Rid Unhappiness and Recapture Happiness.
Next, let us specifically discuss the issues on how to materialize the dream to live a healthy, long, and happy life.
In fact, the answers to this question are quite clear and simple, that is, to generate, acquire, sustain, and stand on a high ground of mental and physical health.
How can we reach that high ground? This can be achieved with practicing healthy lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession, which is detailed in 12 posts on lifestyle.
Let us beware of that overindulgence and obsession are the most common chronic killers of life, but less mentioned in personal, social, even professional conversation.
Why? It is because all the events involving the process of overindulgence and obsession happen within the boundary of privacy, which is socially prohibited to reveal and discuss so to preserve the ongoing social principle of life: Political correctness precedes the available truth and facts of life, and to serve the demand for social grace and respect of privacy.
What Will Be the Outcome of Quality Healthy Lifestyle without Overindulgence and Obsession?
Clearly, after persistently practicing quality healthy lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession, in time, we as the doers of such lifestyle will attain a better mental and physical health, from which we surely become more functional in learning, and abler to retain what we learn.
As a result, when we take on daily personal and occupational chores and tasks, we become more proficient, productive, and independent. Naturally, we will less rely on someone to do or to help. Inevitably, we can better capture and secure the sense of comfort and control of daily living than ever. At the end, the real happiness we deserve will come and clinch to us and last forever; we are in control of our own life with our internal generation and expression – not with external social coercion which looks like under a quiet legalized slavery.
Now we can see and envision how simple and even easy we can live a healthy, long, and happy at our grab. More details? Go to the Magic Power of Universal Healthy LifeStyle.
For more details on many life-related subjects, go to What is Life? To Live a Controlled, Realistic, Happy Life.
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