Today, my speech is on “Health is Wealth”. What is Health? What is Wealth? What is the relationship between health and wealth? How do health influence wealth and vice versa?
Health is the general condition of the Body and Mind. It is the absence of disease and as such the complete physical, mental and social well-being of a human. Wealth in this context does not mean affluence or abundance of money per se, but as simply well-being, possession of money or the value and presence of money. The link (relationship) between Health and Wealth is well-being.
“Health is Wealth” is a popular quote that reminds us about how being healthy promotes well-being. Wealth is of no value when you are not healthy. Health is the greatest form of wealth as when you’re healthy, you do not need to spend part of your wealth for drugs and medicine to heal yourself. This leads to another saying “Prevention is Better than Cure” as it is better to keep yourself healthy at all possible times (prevention) than to get sick and have to pay hospital bills which reduces your money (cure). Imagine always being unhealthy and always having to spend huge amounts of money to heal yourself.
Health is also important in the accumulation of wealth, as if you are sick, you might not be able to work on contracts and get work related things done therefore losing money.
This goes without saying I appreciate you all for being such a wonderful audience during my speech. God bless. See you next time!
By Ananda (2019)